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Return Migration and IdentityA Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case$
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Nan M. Sussman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028832

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.001.0001

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Global and affirmative identities

Global and affirmative identities

(p.177) 7 Global and affirmative identities
Return Migration and Identity

Nan M. Sussman

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter describes the remigrant experience through an examination of the global identity profile. The global identity commences from a novel point of departure and individuals with this profile are multiple sojourners prior to their immigration; that is, over time they have moved in and out of their home countries, primarily for work assignments, and consequently have a keen sense of themselves as cultural beings. Thus, they begin their migration journey with an awareness of how their values, beliefs, customs, and preferences are shaped by their home culture. It reports that the CIM predicts few migrants will experience a global identity, and the Hong Kong Remigration Project confirms the prediction.

Keywords:   remigrant experience, global identity, multiple sojourners, immigration, CIM, Hong Kong Remigration Project

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