Working Paper

Young Latin Americans in Barcelona, London, and Oxford: Building Identities in Contexts of Inequality and Discrimination

Published 1 January 2013 / By Núria Roca i Caparà

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International migration changes individual and collective identities. At the same time, social inequalities increase the gap between rich and poor. This paper compares the processes of identity construction of young Latin American migrants in Barcelona, London and Oxford, in relation to situations of discrimination suffered because of their ethnic and social origin. This is qualitative research based on the life stories of the young people interviewed. The findings indicate that, despite the experiences of discrimination, the young Latin American migrants have significant human, social and cultural capita.l This enables them to be competent in intercultural relations and they develop flexible, open and positive identities in multicultural societies.


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