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Amic o enemic? Immigration and the Catalan struggle for independence

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Show simple item record Byrne, Steven 2020-05-21T11:06:45Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Immigration has extended to regions with sub-state nationalist movements, such as Scotland, Friesland, the Basque Country and, as is the focus of this research, Catalonia. In a context of political upheaval in the region, this article aims to examine the impact of the successive waves of immigration to Catalonia on the modern independence movement. The respective status of the immigrant population in Catalonia is a major issue about which there is a divergence of opinion. This study approaches attitudes toward immigrants through the threat-benefit framework, which perceives immigrants as both threatening and beneficial for the receiving society. The data, gathered from six focus groups and ten narrative interviews, reveal a complexity of attitudes on the impact of immigration on the secessionist movement. Two themes emerge in the informants’ discussion: ‘Immigration: Rising Benefit’ and ‘(New) Immigration: (New) Challenge’. The comments of the respondents indicate that, against the backdrop of the independence process in the territory, there exists a range of views on the impact of the various waves of migration to Catalonia. This study suggests that a fuller understanding of the situation in the territory may be facilitated by qualitative approaches. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ethnopolitics; 19 (3), pp. 252-269
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Ethnopolitics 2020 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject Catalonia en_US
dc.subject sub-state nationalism en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.subject threat-benefit framework en_US
dc.title Amic o enemic? Immigration and the Catalan struggle for independence en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17449057.2020.1749432 2021-10-02
dc.embargo.terms 2021-10-02 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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