Portuguese Diaspora: Life Stories / Documentaries


  • Maria Helena Padrão
  • Inês Guerra
  • Joana Padrão
  • Isidro João


The return is a change that is configured at various levels - relationships , routines , roles - and can interfere with the self - concept and the concept that individuals have about the other . (Schlossberg , Waters & Goodman , 1995).The mobility in this case the return is a transition and / or a crisis in that the individual initiates an adaptation process . This process is influenced by several variables , including the subjective perception regarding the event and the different characteristics of the contexts of exit and reception and the characteristics of the actors in this event. (Pine and Ferreira , 2002; Evans & Forney , Guido DiBrito , 1998). If migrations occur regularly , this process can not interferewithf the return movement of the Portuguese diaspora since decolonization that constituted for the Portuguese a transition not expected and , but configuring contexts breakthrough.The intention is to understand the contexts of life of the people involved in the process ( rupture, integration , opportunities , etc. ) through the documentaries made for the purpose.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n22p533


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Padrão, M. H., Guerra, I., Padrão, J., & João, I. (2014). Portuguese Diaspora: Life Stories / Documentaries. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(22), 533. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/4367