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Badosa Roldós, Albert (2020) 'The Mirror Effect : Identity And Minorisation Among The Quechuas And Amazighs In Catalonia.' The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, 12 (2018-2019). pp. 4-19.

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The borders of minoritised communities and national minorities are different than the nation-state ones; they are affected by local dynamics, the nation-state framework, and the global English-dominant context. In this paper, I analyse the concepts of minorisation and identity in two minoritised migrant communities, the Quechua and the Amazigh, living in another minoritised community, Catalonia. I will evaluate double and triple minorisation and the mirror effect on these communities. Double or triple minorisation happens when a particular individual or population sector is affected by more than one type of discrimination (Parella, 2003). The mirror effect happens when a particular individual or community from a minoritised background establishes contact with another minoritised community, triggering a change of identity, and cultural and linguistic ideologies and representations (Cortes-Colome, 2016). I will analyse a set of collected qualitative data, mainly semi-structured interviews with individuals from both communities residing in Barcelona. This is the first study to address these issues on minoritised communities in Catalonia.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
SOAS Open Access Journals > The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research
ISSN: 25176226
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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 09:45

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