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Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somali Transnational Activism and Integration in the UK: Mutually Supporting Strategies.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39 (6). pp. 1001-1017.

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This paper considers the simultaneous processes of transnational activism and integration amongst Somalis living in the UK. It argues that, rather than challenging integration, diasporic Somalis’ involvement in transnational activism may actually support integration, and vice versa. Transnational engagement fulfils a range of functions that relate not only to the country of origin, but also to community formation in the UK. Such practices may, in some cases, promote integration while, in others, they create a space in which those who experience difficulty integrating can still forge meaningful relations both in the country of settlement and with the dispersed transnational Somali community. In the context of the 2011 famine in Somalia, Somali community activism in the UK rose to new heights, helping to reinforce the integration transnational activism relationship.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 14699451
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 20:15

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