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Ibadan Journal of Sociology. December, 2016. Volume 4

Nov 21 2016

Theoretical Reflections on Race, Ethnicity, International Migration  and Remittances


Race, ethnicity, migration and remittances have taken the central stage in scholarly discourse in recent times. Race and ethnicity have often been discussed in isolation of international migration and remittances. This paper views race and ethnicity as important factors in scholarly and theoretic discourse of international migration and remittances. On the one hand, migrants utilise bonds founded in ethnic values (especially kin connections) to emigrate and influence chain-migration.

Migrants subsequently send back remittances which are highly valued and imbued with modernity and wealth symbolism, thus triggering emigration interests in local recipients. In countries of destination, migrants blend into contextually defined existing races and ethnicities. However, migrants retain memories of their ethnicities in countries of departure and network with kins at home and in countries of destination to retain ethnic/racial memories thus forming trans-national dual ethnicity, even as they strive to integrate. Continual chain-migration consequently presents growing population of migrants who retain “home” memories and consequently voice recognition as ethnicities, and/or within ethnicities and races in countries of destination. 

Keywords: Race, Ethnicity, International Migration, Transnational-Dual Ethnicity, Integration, Third World


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