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[References] This article argues that minorities use key aspects of their ethnic identity –cultural elements– to enhance their expansion, recognition and legitimacy. Through a theoretical meta-analysis; first, we argue that Mexican migrants in Brussels and indigenes in Ecuador use elements such as language, music and festivities to highlight their boundaries as distinct ethnic and political groups, showing varying degrees of social closure and groupness. Second, we demonstrate that the use of cultural elements has a direct impact on the recruitment and dissemination of their political movement beyond their enclosed group. Finally, we conclude that identity categories such as culture have a two-fold purpose: as a coagulant of group consciousness and as a strategy of expansion of minorities’ ethnic boundaries in order to strengthen their political agendas and activism.
[References] 2018 SLAS Annual Conference (22-23 March 2018)
Fecha de contribución: 10-abr-2018