Contrast between Diaspora and Creolization.

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Global Identities

Without some research and reading journals I wouldn’t know how to demonstrate my understand on the differences between diaspora and creolization. It took me a while to understand it but I do now and I will demonstrate its differences.

‘Networking’ is the most mentioned keyword that I came across through researching. And I believe  this is because diaspora and creolization lack in networking. I have recently watched a TedxVilnius by Kingsley Aikins who suggested and worries why we lack in networking.

‘Between 1850-1914 more than 50 million Europeans crossed the Atlantic in search of a better life. They were driven from their homelands by poverty, hunger, or in many cases because of religious or cultural persecution.’ Edward, H. (BBC, exodus., no date). This is an example of diaspora and Edward explained well in his article about this topic, 

While creolization has a similar concept to diasporas and they link quite well, they still have a vast of differences in culture.

Creolization can be seen in language, fashion, music, art, food, etc. Some examples include; pizza was originated from Italy and Italians migrated for a better life like other countries do as well, lets say he opened a pizza shop and people fell in love with pizza and people from different countries thought to create different topping and different cultures added those topics from their originated country this just shows and example a topping equals a country and that what makes creolization.

Where diaspora works quite similarly but differently, I see many Eastern European come to look for work and when I went to high school I have seen many new kids join the school because there was a culture of diaspora created. There were still is a community of 3 town called Medway one in those towns was a low income town where rent was cheap so the town was populated by Slovakians they started to arrive with families and created a diaspora.

Migration brings youth to ageing countries, and allows ideas to circulate in millions of mobile minds. Can be found online (The magic of diaspora, 2011).

Overall, these findings of diaspora and creolization, the contrast has shown many examples of everyday life that we can relate to. Migration and tourist play a big part of this diaspora and creolization as we bring new influences to the host country and/or borrow new information and apply it ‘home’.

References:

Edwards, H. ( no date) ‘Exodus’. BBC, Why do they speak Welsh in South America?     Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9kr9j6#z3gvgk7 (Accessed on: 17 October 2017

‘The magic of diaspora’. The Economist (2011) Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21538742 (Accessed on: 17 October 2017)

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