Tos Ethnic Identity in France through the Blogs of Young People of Portuguese Descent
“…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)
Fernandes, Martine. “Tos Ethnic Identity in France through the Blogs of Young People of Portuguese Descent.” 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
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