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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Collective memories: A way to understand the process of identity formation of migrants


Author(s): Sanjit Kumar Das

Abstract: Collective memory is the integral part of the journey of migrants/refugees both at the time of ‘rootedness’ and ‘uprootedness’. In this research paper, the researcher had tried to explore the process of construction and reconstruction of identity formation of migrant and refugee groups through the formation of collective memories. The trauma of leaving the homeland is crucial in the making of collective memories. Furthermore, the language used ‘by the migrants’ and ‘for the migrants’ is also significant in defining the courses of their memories. Theses collective memories are also formed as the result of interaction between the host community and migrants, which show the traces of assimilation as well as resilience. As a result of these fragmented collective memories, the migrant community usually have a ruptured identity which transcends between the feeling of selves and others.

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How to cite this article:
Sanjit Kumar Das. Collective memories: A way to understand the process of identity formation of migrants. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2021;3(2):41-46.
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