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The emergence of new immigrant organisations in the USA: collective engagement

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submitted on 2024-02-08, 12:12 and posted on 2024-02-12, 06:51 authored by Md Mizanur Rahman

Immigrant organisations tend to engage with immigrant communities within a host country and their country of origin through various transnational activities. This study explores the emergence of immigrant organisations among new immigrant groups in the United States by shedding light on opportunity structure, group characteristics, and collective engagement. Empirically, this paper draws upon interviews of 33 Bangladeshi immigrant organisations in the United States. This paper reports that the intersection of opportunity structure and group characteristics creates a favourable environment for the emergence of immigrant organisations within a new immigrant group. This research suggests that local engagement is a process of adapting to a new environment while still holding onto the cultural norms and values of one’s home country, and transnational engagement improves the lives of the marginalised people in their country of origin.

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Published in: South Asian Diaspora
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2023.2241282

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Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

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  • English

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Routledge

Publication Year

  • 2023

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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  • Qatar University
  • College of Arts and Sciences - QU
  • Gulf Studies Center - CAS

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United States of America (USA)

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