Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa

Tomei G (2008) COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59.
Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development.

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Strength of ties and amplitude/frequency of contacts with other natives (living at home and/or abroad), are generally considered the main proxy indicators of a transnational structuration of migrant groups and the principal evidences of a diaspora. Despite of this evidence, there are (at least) other three cultural and sociological conditions that make this outcomes possible or not: (i) belonging of the migrant group members to a wider transnational network, (ii) sharing a common sense of community with its members, (iii) participating with a common project that involve all the community. The paper discusses the main outputs of an on-line survey between young foreigners attendingthe University of Pisa, with the aim to investigate how "sense of community" (McMillan and Chavis, 1986), "social capital" (Van der Gaag-Snijders, 2004) and co-development orientation between members of the same ethnic groups (living in Italy or abroad), could help researcher to identify, conceptualize and measure everyday and informal transnational relationship becoming to a new definition of the concept of diaspora (Cohen, 1997; Cohen, Vertovec, 1999).
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Tomei G. Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa. COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59. Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development; 2008.
Tomei, G. (2008). Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa (COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59). Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development.
Tomei, G. (2008). Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa. COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59, Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development.
Tomei, G., 2008. Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa, COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59, Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development.
G. Tomei, Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa, COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59, Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development, 2008.
Tomei, G.: Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa. COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59. COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development, Bielefeld (2008).
Tomei, Gabriele. Diasporic identity and orientation to co-development. A survey on foreign students attending the University of Pisa. Bielefeld: COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development, 2008. COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - working papers, 59.
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