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TMA 04Betshy Paola Sanchez Marrugo C6672813/DD102/04Part 1 - How Migration Results in Both: Connections and DisconnectionsMigration is undoubtedly a word, which definition is very much contested. This is the case, because different societies have different criteria when trying to decide what and who a “migrant” is. The Commented [tutor1]: It is ususal practice to write out the exact question at the head of the esay.
online Oxford Dictionaries (n.d.), describe migration as the “Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions” . However, in the United Kingdom, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS, 2013), “a long term international migrant is someone who intends to migrate for a period of at least one year; with short term migrants migrating for less than one year”. This essay intends to show how migration results in both: new connections and disconnections, with the purpose of demonstrating how these are related and elemental ingredients of bigger processes. It can be noticed that migration creates new connections that in some cases, become fundamental, mundane and often taken for granted cultural traits by simply observing the way in which foreign languages are taught an essential part of different curriculums and educational systems around the globe, or the way in which Chinese food can be found in different countries. “Migrants not only make new connections in and to the places in which they stay but they also retain connections to other places, especially those from which they migrated” (Raghuram and Erel, 2014, p. 151). These “retained” connections are often based on the migrant’s identity, geographical/cultural background, relationships and past/present circumstances; moreover, these retained, portable cultural traits cause new connections as they mergewhether by choice or lack of itwith other cultures; resulting in what is known as “diaspora”, which could be described as that common identity and culture retained by many emigrants even if those in different locations and societies (Raghuram and Erel, 2014, p. 153). The way in which Chinese food and alternative medicine has become part of the high street in the United Kingdom, is a loyal example of such process, and it is often referred to as the “Chinese diaspora”, considered to be entrepreneurial. On the other hand, people from Kurdistan make a contrasting example of how diaspora occurs under circumstances and contexts that are not always desirable, but that result in the creation of something new. Kurdistan is part of four countries (Iraq,

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