National and Transnational Identities of Intra-European Migrants

Braun, Michael ; Müller, Walter

Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2012
Book title: Crossing borders, shifting boundaries : national and transnational identities in Europe and beyond; Festschrift for Max Haller
Page range: 263-287
Publisher: Höllinger, Franz
Place of publication: Frankfurt a. M. [u.a.]
Publishing house: Campus-Verl.
ISBN: 978-3-593-39612-5
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: The chapter focuses on European identification of especially intra-European migrants. It finds that groups who make use of the new liberties of transnational mobility in Europe, especially migrants with higher education, language proficiency, and wide social contacts can be seen to constitute a kind of vanguard in identificational attachment with Europe. To some extent, the creation of conditions encouraging movement across national borders in Europe seems to support political aims of European identity formation. Yet, as identification with Europe is complementary rather than competitive with both the Country of Origin (CoO) and the country of Residence (CoR) identity, intra-European migrants appear to be able to reconcile multiple identities and find ways of multiple inclusion, transcending one-sided patterns of integration, both exclusive attachment to the CoO and assimilation to the CoR as well as marginality.

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