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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2498-2512; doi:10.3390/su4102498

Globalization, Latin American Migration and Catalan: Closing the Ring

Department of Sociology, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, B Building, 01893 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallés), Barcelona, Spain
Received: 16 July 2012 / Revised: 23 August 2012 / Accepted: 31 August 2012 / Published: 1 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Endangered Human Diversity: Languages, Cultures, Epistemologies)
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This article examines the effects of globalization dynamics on the use of Catalan among Latin American migrants living in Catalonia. The globalization process pushes towards an increasing mobility of workers and companies. Barcelona is one of the cities where this dynamic has been more evident in the last two decades, with big areas of the city being reshaped in order to suit the needs of global capital. At the same time, Catalonia has been receiving vast numbers of Latin American migrants who already speak Spanish, one of the official languages of the region, but not the other, Catalan. This article will examine the conflicting pressures experienced by those migrants both in the labor market and in their communities.
Keywords: globalization; migration; Latin American; Catalan globalization; migration; Latin American; Catalan
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Garzón, L. Globalization, Latin American Migration and Catalan: Closing the Ring. Sustainability 2012, 4, 2498-2512.

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