Transnational Movements and Cultural Diversity
Many immigrants in the world today are fleeing from conflict and repression, or moving to take advantage of opportunities. The resulting movement of people across political and traditional cultural boundaries is reshaping many societies as cultures are redistributed around the globe. Close contact between cultures can emphasize cultural differences, and can enrich or homogenize cultures. It may also lead to conflict on a variety of levels. Studying these issues leads to understanding the problems of inequality and conflict that result from the movement of peoples into different cultural communities.