Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Labour Migrants in Macao
Ju,Bei1; Sandel,Todd L.2
Source PublicationJournal of Intercultural Communication Research
ISSN17475767 17475759
AbstractThis study explored adaptation as perceived by mainland Chinese labour migrants in Macao. Twenty-eight mainland Chinese migrant workers shared their lived experiences of crossing the Zhuhai-Macao border. Even though Macao and the mainland share cultural similarities, migrant workers did not perceive they were acculturating to the new environment. However, their personal and behavioural changes indicated other processes at work, as explained via co-cultural, differential adaption, and cultural fusion theories. Impacted by structural constraints, most migrants lived a border-crossing existence, marginalized in Macao, and freer in an enclave in Zhuhai. Furthermore, participants perceived discrimination, linked to occupation, language, and mainlander identity.
KeywordAdaptation Chinese labour migrants cultural fusion differential adaptation theory discrimination
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorJu,Bei
Affiliation1.United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society,Macao
2.Department of CommunicationUniversity of Macau,Macao
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Ju,Bei,Sandel,Todd L.. Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Labour Migrants in Macao[J]. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research,2019.
APA Ju,Bei,&Sandel,Todd L..(2019).Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Labour Migrants in Macao.Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.
MLA Ju,Bei,et al."Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Labour Migrants in Macao".Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (2019).
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