IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(5): 485-487 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.288

Cultural Diaspora: Difference and Belonging: Accounts of Forced Migration in the UK

Joanne Money
Abstract—The aim of this paper is to explore some of the cultural factors that have an impact upon settlement when forced to leave the place that is called ‘home’ to establish a new ‘home’ in a foreign country. The term ‘diaspora’ is difficult to define; it begs the question about origin, where people came from, from the past into the present and into a culture they are forced into. Terms are often intermingled ‘exile’ foreigner’ migrant’ ‘refugee’ ‘immigrant’ are all used by the media, and can be misleading and have negative connotations on how the host country perceives the new arrivals. This paper is an ongoing piece of research and therefore draws no conclusions, but instead seeks to examine the key factors that make resettlement difficult for refuges and asylum seekers moving to the UK.

Index Terms—Cultural factors, diaspora, migration, resettlement, UK.

Joanne Money is with University of Sunderland, UK (e-mail: joannedunne21@hotmail.com).

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Cite:Joanne Money, "Cultural Diaspora: Difference and Belonging: Accounts of Forced Migration in the UK," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 485-487, 2013.

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