Tos Ethnic Identity in France through the Blogs of Young People of Portuguese Descent

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Martine F. Wagner

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“…Even though the Portuguese today constitute one of the largest immigrant communities in France, they remain ‘invisible’, overlooked by research and public alike, because they are considered to be well-integrated, notably after Portugal’s entry in the European Union in 1986.4 However, as Albano Cordeiro has shown, the Portuguese have conserved their national identity and ethno-cultural practices thanks to their extensive network of clubs and associations…In this chapter…I aim to show that a tos movement persists today, as demonstrated in the thousands of online blogs maintained by teenage Tos, the term they continue to use to refer to themselves…” (pp: 196-197)


Excerpt only. Full-text chapter is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Hexagonal Variations: Diversity, Plurality and Reinvention in Contemporary France. Jo McCormack, Alistair Rolls, Murray Pratt, (ed. and trans.), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2011. ISBN: 978-90-420-3245-3. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.





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