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    A Transnational Space? Transnational practices, place-based identity and the making of 'Home' among Brazilians in Gort, Ireland

    Sheringham, Olivia (2010) A Transnational Space? Transnational practices, place-based identity and the making of 'Home' among Brazilians in Gort, Ireland. Portuguese Studies 26 (1), pp. 60-78. ISSN 0267-5315.

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    Abstract

    This essay explores the transnational and place-making practices of Brazilian migrants in the Irish town of Gort in County Galway. Since the first arrival of Brazilian workers in Gort, in 1999, many more arrived to live and work there, with the numbers (although now decreasing) reaching a peak of nearly half the town's population of 3000. Despite some media coverage keen to highlight the novelty of the phenomenon or to expose any potential scandal, very little has been written about the migrants' experiences and their everyday lives. Drawing on empirical research conducted in Gort in 2008, this paper considers the ' transnational spaces' constructed by Brazilian migrants, and examines how such spaces relate to their local, place-based, attachments in the town. O ensaio analisa as práticas transnacionais e localizadas dos migrantes brasileiros na vila irlandesa de Gort no condado de Galway. Desde a chegada dos primeiros trabalhadores brasileiros em 1999 muitos mais migraram, atingindo o número máximo de 3000, ou seja, metade da população da vila, embora se verifique agora o declínio desse processo de migração. Apesar de alguma cobertura mediática da novidade do fenómeno e de algum escândalo, quase nada foi escrito sobre as experiências dos migrantes e as suas vidas diárias. Baseado em pesquisa empírica conduzida em Gort em 2008, este artigo considera os 'espaços transnacionais' construídos pelos migrantes brasileiros e examina como esses espaços se relacionam com as ligações locais na vila.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 10:13
    Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 10:13
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41891

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