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Globalization, Latin American Migration and Catalan: Closing the Ring

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  • Luis Garzón


    (Department of Sociology, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, B Building, 01893 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallés), Barcelona, Spain)

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    This article examines the effects of globalization dynamics on the use of Catalan among Latin American migrants living in Catalonia. The globalization process pushes towards an increasing mobility of workers and companies. Barcelona is one of the cities where this dynamic has been more evident in the last two decades, with big areas of the city being reshaped in order to suit the needs of global capital. At the same time, Catalonia has been receiving vast numbers of Latin American migrants who already speak Spanish, one of the official languages of the region, but not the other, Catalan. This article will examine the conflicting pressures experienced by those migrants both in the labor market and in their communities.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 1-15

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:4:y:2012:i:10:p:2498-2512:d:20445
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    1. Jonathan V. Beaverstock & James R. Faulconbridge & Sarah J. E. Hall, 2010. "Professionalization, legitimization and the creation of executive search markets in Europe," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 10(6), pages 825-843, November.
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