Bravanese Migrants Habitus In The Periphery: Cultural Transformation Through Integration


  • Heena Amir


Migration development and cultural studies are particularly challenging for researchers who acquire ample information and must be conversant with various social studies such as anthropology, sociology, and political science. In particular, it considers the anthropological understanding of Bravanese migrant's habitus – the adopting patterns of thinking and acting of the "new milieu" after their exodus. Underlying the habitus cleft concept presumes that acquiring a new habitus involves moving away from the previous one (Schneider and Lang 2014, p. 89-90). It reveals patterns of thinking and actions concerning social integration and cultural affiliation. The study argues that Bravanese migrants' ways of thinking and acting concerning social integration and the cultural association may result in two possibilities, "assimilation" and the experience of "discrimination". Most Bravanese migrants maintain intensive relations with family from their "milieu of origin" while others assimilate to the expected habitus in their professional environments and high-ranking positions. Therefore, it aims to document the Bravanese minority group's everyday experiences who feel culturally homeless and are, in effect, marginalised lack a clear sense of belonging. In turn, they may turn to a supportive group that affirms their sense of self-worth and offers a clear understanding of identity (Farooq and Egmond, 2019, p. 7). Thus, conclusions are drawn from Bravanese migrant's habitus re-inscribes position and inform others' denigration and positioning to unpack ongoing struggles for cultural identity and authority in the new field re-draw the common mass (Reay, 2004).


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Heena Amir. (2020). Bravanese Migrants Habitus In The Periphery: Cultural Transformation Through Integration. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(9), 10185 - 10196. Retrieved from