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Identity on My Mind

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Abstract

In this chapter Gomes provides a compelling argument about the significance of transient migrants’ self-perceived identity(s) in transience. Hereshe maps out the reasons why understanding identity is crucial amidst current migration trends and suggests that while transient migrants always think about their own identities, they also possess multiple self-perceived identities, some of which are formed in transience such as their current circumstances as international students and travellers while others are connected in some way to the nation of birth/citizenship such as their ethnic national and/or cultural identities with some identities reconnected and rediscovered. This chapter also highlights the significance of social networks (friendship groups) in reinforcing identities. This chapter ends with a section on the implications of the research on policy and practice.

Keywords

International Student Ethnic Identity Cultural Identity Global Citizen Home Nation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbournAustralia

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