“Unconventional Canadians”: Second-Generation “Habesha” Youth and Belonging in Toronto, Canada

  title={“Unconventional Canadians”: Second-Generation “Habesha” Youth and Belonging in Toronto, Canada},
  author={Mary Goitom},
  journal={Global Social Welfare},
  • Mary Goitom
  • Published 20 July 2017
  • Sociology
  • Global Social Welfare
This paper explores how second-generation Ethiopian and Eritrean youth in Toronto, Canada, are perceiving and forging their identity in a society increasingly influenced by forces of globalization and by how cultural diversity in the host society is defined, implemented, and maintained. From the analysis of 20 in-depth interviews, two major categories of interrelated concepts emerged: (1) developing cultural capital and “ethnic” identities—with factor “ethnic” heritage maintenance and cultural… 
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