'Soy Super-Colombiana:' Colombian Women in Madrid and the Paradoxes of Constructing Transnational Identities

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Title:
'Soy Super-Colombiana:' Colombian Women in Madrid and the Paradoxes of Constructing Transnational Identities
Author:
Scanlan, Jessica Leigh
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
In this thesis I examine the experiences of Colombian women who emigrated from various regions of Colombia to Madrid from 1996-2006. An analysis of this sort requires a preliminary explanation regarding factors that motivate women to emigrate from Colombia and immigrate to Spain. In this project, I reflect upon the paradoxes inherent in the construction of a transnational identity. Though some Colombian women adopt Spanish customs, constructing a transnational identity, the majority maintain a strong and vibrant Colombian identity, particularly through virtual connections with their families back home. A transnational identity is an emotional, personal identity and in the context of this project signifies the adoption of a Spanish identity by Colombian women. I utilize social network theory as the primary conceptual framework to analyze the role and significance of networks in fostering the construction of transnational identities and the maintenance of Colombian identities.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Colombian emigration; Colombian immigrants; Colombian women; Immigration to Spain; Transnational Immigration
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Latin American Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gosner, Kevin M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.title'Soy Super-Colombiana:' Colombian Women in Madrid and the Paradoxes of Constructing Transnational Identitiesen_US
dc.creatorScanlan, Jessica Leighen_US
dc.contributor.authorScanlan, Jessica Leighen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I examine the experiences of Colombian women who emigrated from various regions of Colombia to Madrid from 1996-2006. An analysis of this sort requires a preliminary explanation regarding factors that motivate women to emigrate from Colombia and immigrate to Spain. In this project, I reflect upon the paradoxes inherent in the construction of a transnational identity. Though some Colombian women adopt Spanish customs, constructing a transnational identity, the majority maintain a strong and vibrant Colombian identity, particularly through virtual connections with their families back home. A transnational identity is an emotional, personal identity and in the context of this project signifies the adoption of a Spanish identity by Colombian women. I utilize social network theory as the primary conceptual framework to analyze the role and significance of networks in fostering the construction of transnational identities and the maintenance of Colombian identities.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectColombian emigrationen_US
dc.subjectColombian immigrantsen_US
dc.subjectColombian womenen_US
dc.subjectImmigration to Spainen_US
dc.subjectTransnational Immigrationen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGosner, Kevin M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1971en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746547en_US
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