14/01/2015: GTD Colloquium “Ethnic Enclaves and Transnational Fields” by José Luis Molina (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

Ethnic Enclaves and Transnational Fields 

 by José Luis Molina 

(Universitat  Autonoma de Barcelona)

Globalisation, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium, organized in association with Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE)


The literature that addresses simultaneously the processes of spatial segregation of ethnic economies, the dynamics of transnational social fields, and their mutual interactions, is scarce. This gap of knowledge should be addressed because our recent research experience with ethnic entrepreneurs shows that the existence of a circular migration pattern is an important factor for the emergence and development of the Indian ethnic enclave in Lloret de Mar, a non-European Union group. I have recently started to extend the research to other enclaves like that of Romanians in Castellón (València), the town with the highest concentration of people from this nationality in Spain. This research will allow us to understand the effects of the financial crisis on the economic strategies and the role of transnational relations in enclaves located within the European Union.

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