Symbolic Strategies in Migratory Contexts: Middle-Class Argentineans In Spain

Authors
Jiménez, Cecilia Inés
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This article is aimed at exploring how migration has affected the class distinction of an immigrant group belonging to Argentine middle-classes in Spain, and the symbolic strategies that these immigrants have developed during the migratory process. With Pierre Bourdieu?s theory as a reference, we examine the ways in which agents leverage the cognitive dissonance between the classificatory schemes of origin and destination according to their habitus and previous social trajectories. Based on a qualitative methodology, we analyze these strategies relating to two classification axes that tend to position migrant subjects: immigration status and class membership. One of the research findings was how these classifications impact on the perception of possibilities present in the social space of destination, redefining the subjects migratory projects.
Fil: Jiménez, Cecilia Inés. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Instituto de Humanidades. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Instituto de Humanidades; Argentina
Subject
SOCIAL CLASSIFICATION
MISRECOGNITION
ARGENTINE MIGRANTS
MIGRATORY PROJECTS
PIERRE BOURDIEU
Demografía
Sociología
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/32734