Migration and identities in the globalized world

Bibliography File Note.

Type
Journal Article

Author
Zygmunt Bauman

URL
http://ift.tt/2ddS2TA

Volume
37

Issue
4

Pages
425-435

Publication
Philosophy & Social Criticism

ISSN
0191-4537, 1461-734X

Date
05/01/2011

Journal Abbr
Philosophy Social Criticism

DOI
10.1177/0191453710396809

Accessed
2016-10-15 07:11:50

Library Catalog
psc.sagepub.com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Language
en

Abstract
The assumption that human socializing instincts are restricted to the community of birth and upbringing was long accepted without question. But today’s modern states have passed from the nation-building stage into that of multicultural belonging, and fluidity of membership allied to perpetual population shifts is the norm. This article traces changing patterns of global migration: first, territoriality plus rooted identity plus ‘gardening’; second, emigration to supposedly ‘empty’ lands; third, interlocked diasporas. How may we now live with and in the right to difference? Identity formation is never fixed, never final, veering between the pole of freedom and that of security. It is an intertwining of continuity and discontinuity that may now hold society together.

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