Hodnoty migrantů a sociální remitence v současném výzkumu vazeb mezi migrací a rozvojem (na příkladu Moldavanů v Česku)

Translated title of the contribution: Migrant values and social remittances across the contemporary migration-development nexus: The case of moldovans in Czechia

Dušan Drbohlav, Adrian J. BAILEY, Milan Lupták, Dita Čermáková

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Abstract

Migration theory and international policy recognises that migrant remittances play significant roles in shaping economic, social, and political transformations in origins and destinations. However, nobody deals with how migrants experience and use values. To contrib- ute to the development of migration theory we integrate insights from modernization, social remittance, and cleavage frameworks. We test three propositions, that values are experienced in comparative and relational ways, that values are selectively transferred in context specific ways, and that values are constitutive of social and economic structures. Our original empirical account is derived from a sample of 28 Moldovan migrants living and working in Czechia. We report three main findings, first, Moldovan migrants acquire values through a process of relating them to prior experiences in their daily life in their origin; second, social remittances appear, but to limited extent, and are transferred depending on the operation of cleavages in Moldovan society; third, values respond to and reinforce corruption and low market demand in Moldova, and may perpetuate over the medium term owner/worker and government/society cleavages in Moldovan society.

Translated title of the contributionMigrant values and social remittances across the contemporary migration-development nexus: The case of moldovans in Czechia
Original languageCzech
Pages (from-to)526-553
Number of pages28
JournalGeografie-Sbornik CGS
Volume122
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

User-Defined Keywords

  • Czechia
  • Development nexus
  • Human values
  • Interviews
  • Migration
  • Moldova
  • Social remittances

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