Mitos historicos cruzados: las migraciones caboverdianas a la argentina y su ...

Mitos historicos cruzados: las migraciones caboverdianas a la argentina y su ...

Instituto de Ciencias

Mitos historicos cruzados: las migraciones caboverdianas a la argentina y su largo recorrido identitario

Arriving in Argentina in successive migratory waves between the end of the 19th century and the second postwar, the Cape Verdeans were inserted into the territory of adoption, affirming an identity that distanced them from their African roots and brought them closer to European culture. This ascriptive formula can be considered a strategy of circumstantial adaptation in a country whose official discourse favored only the entry of people from the so-called Old Continent and attributed to the local society a pretended European homogeneity. However, his understanding also implies immersing himself in the history of Cape Verde. Inhabited with a majority of continental Africans as a result of the Portuguese colonization initiative, in this archipelago a high degree of miscegenation was also developed; This led to its inhabitants being distinguished from the rest of the Africans and defining themselves as predominantly European. The process of identity construction of immigrants in Argentina is then manifested as a cross between their myths of origin and those of the adoption society, consolidated in turn within a racialized ideological context.

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