This article explores the ways in which Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand establish a sense of continuity between the host nation and country of origin by forging interconnected spatialities. Particular attention is paid to the complex and fluid cultural identities of
migrants, evident in their negotiations of place through material social practices. Drawing insights from postcolonial, Indigenous and social practice scholarship, we focus on cricket as a social practice that has become entangled within the settlement experiences of our participants who have moved from one postcolonial nation to another. This research foregrounds the agency and resilience of migrants, and acknowledges the complexities of postcolonial identities in the context of migration.


Creator | Kaihanga
Shemana Cassim, Darrin Hodgetts, and Ottilie Stolte
Year of Creation | Tau
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
Keywords | Kupu
migration, hybrid identities, interconnected spatialities, re-membering, postcolonial, Sri Lanka
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Cassim, S., Hodgetts, D., and Stolte, O. (2019). Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 5(2), 30–45.

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