Transmissions And Transformations: Comparing Danish Late-generation Ethnicity In America And Argentina

Pernille Skovgaard Christensen, Trine Lund Thomsen

Abstract


This article explores the ethnic practices and self-perceptions of later generations of Danish immigrant descendants in the USA and Argentina. Through investigating their involvement in ethnic organisations and expressions of self-identification, it engages in a concurrent debate on how ethnicity appears in those, perhaps, final stages. The comparison between later generation ethnics in the two countries shows remarkable differences, despite similar backgrounds and comparable generational stages. The study also shows, however, that possibilities for exploring ethnicity seem crucial to later self-identification. Ultimately, therefore, this seems to play a central role in defining the contours of the acculturation process through the generations.        


Keywords


biographical narratives, Danishness, ethnic identity, ethnic practices, intergenerational transmission, late-generation ethnics.

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