Cosmonational Integration of Diaspora Enclaves



This chapter discusses the role of the homeland, hostland, and the network of diaspora sites in the cosmonational integration of immigrants, explaining that earlier data used to show assimilation has been reinterpreted with a different lens to indicate the working of cosmonationalization. Contrasting assimilation and multicultural, transnational, and global approaches help reveal the cosmonation’s distinct characteristics. This chapter provides a cosmonational theoretical interpretation of immigrant neighborhood integration, showing how diasporic sites interact daily with other sites and the homeland, and explains ways in which municipal governments—more precisely Paris’s City Hall—have begun to develop municipal policy geared toward cosmonational integration of immigrants, rather than implement the exclusive assimilation policy of yesteryear.


Municipal Government Ethnic Enclave Transnational Network Global Circuit Ethnic Concentration 
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