Reference : Exploring Cultural Identity in a Multicultural Context—the Special Case of Luxembourg
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42604
Exploring Cultural Identity in a Multicultural Context—the Special Case of Luxembourg
English
Bichler, Samantha []
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Barros Coimbra, Stephanie mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > >]
Murdock, Elke mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
17-Jan-2020
Human Arenas
Springer Nature Switzerland
online first
Yes
International
[en] globalization ; cultural diversity ; Luxembourg ; inclusive society ; migration ; multiculturalism ; belongingness ; cultural identity ; Europe
[en] In light of globalization and increased cultural diversity, the question of cultural identity becomes particularly salient in many societies today. Whereas most studies have concentrated on cultural identity of immigrants, less is known about the identity constructions of non-immigrants and receiving country nationals living in a multicultural setting. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with a foreign population of 48% provides an excellent example case here. The present study examined the cultural identity of two generations of native Luxembourgers, drawing on a content analysis of qualitative interviews with N = 18 participants belonging to nine family dyads, each composed of one (young) adult child and one parent. As Luxembourg’s cultural diversity has increased continuously in the last decades, we focussed here on similarities and differences between (young) adults and their parents in order to find out in how far age (i.e., different points in the individual life span) or generation (i.e., growing up in different times and historical contexts) might be highlighted in their cultural identity constructions. Five main domains pertaining to Luxembourger’s cultural identity were found through qualitative content analysis: ‘the Luxembourgish language’, ‘Belongingness to Luxembourg and the love for Luxembourg as a homeland’, ‘Europeanization and multiculturalism in Luxembourg’, ‘Representing Luxembourg as a native in international contexts’ and ‘Luxembourgish traditions and history’. While the older generation focused more on the feeling of belongingness to their home country, the younger generation made more specific links to Europe and multiculturalism. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Research on Generations and Family
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42604
10.1007/s42087-019-00090-w
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42087-019-00090-w?fbclid=IwAR1CrU_Ms4knymBjcjYHA1FOEdjtqFUjq7XnxcGxX7PsptiD5falJ-I-vnM
FnR ; FNR4009630 > Isabelle Astrid Albert > IRMA > Intergenerational Relations in the Light of Migration and Ageing > 01/09/2013 > 31/08/2016 > 2012

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