Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier
9220 Aalborg Øst
Telefon: 9940 9208
EAN-nummer: 5798 000 420 793
CVR/VAT-nummer: DK 29102384
Title of thesis: ”How and why Danish migrants and their descendants have maintained ethnic self-perceptions and life practices in the USA and Australia.”
04.09.2018 kl. 13.00 - 15.00
As part of the joint research project MiClue, this PhD project explores the legacies of two cases of Danish emigration. The one concerns the legacy of Danish emigration to the USA from 1850-1920. The other concerns a post-World War 2 case of Danish emigration to Australia, roughly from 1960-1990. The project is based on a number of biographical narrative interviews collected on field trips to both the USA and Australia, with migrants and their descendants – in the USA as far as to the fifth generation. Interviewing more generations within the same family has revealed mechanisms of intergenerational transmission, thus allowing for the study of how and why ethnic self-perceptions and life practices are maintained through the generations. The project include a deeper scrutiny of developments in ethnic identities, practices, belonging, and safeguarding; the meaning of interethnic marriages, ethnic status, religion and the importance of ‘place’ in acculturation processes.
The pre-defence starts with a presentation by Pernille Skovgaard Christensen followed by the discussant's comments and an open discussion. The pre-defence will be in English.
Registration for this event is closed!
CGS PhD programme, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University
Kroghstræde 3, room 5.228, 9220 Aalborg East
30.08.2018 kl. 12.00
14.11.2018 kl. 14.00 - 16.00
Open seminar with Lill Bjørst, Frank Sejersen & Astrid Nonbo Andersen. All interested are welcome!
19.11.2018 - 20.11.2018
Vi glæder os til at byde jer velkommen til den fjortende nordiske konference om SFL og socialsemiotik, som finder sted på Aalborg Universitet i Danmark. Konferencen afholdes 19-20 november 2018.
29.11.2018 kl. 09.00 - 15.00
The aim of the method reflection workshop is to raise the consciousness about different and - maybe - common problems about how to build a logical and consistent argumentational structure in a PhD dissertation.