Home is where the island heart beats: Out-migrants contribution to their former homes through cultural events

Elfa Hlín Pétursdóttir, Tinna Kristbjörg Halldórsdóttir, Lene Rømer, Dennis Holm, Marianne Hansen

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Abstract

This report entails the results of a research carried out by four Nordic partners from May 2014 to May 2015. The project is funded by the Nordic Demographic Program and was extensively promoted through regional and social media. (See a list in Appendix 1.) It was inspired by a research done in Bornholm, Denmark 2013 (Lene Rømer og Karin Topsø Larsen, 2013).

This research was set out to answer questions regarding the contribution of out-migrants to their former home through local cultural events. An attempt was made to identify and evaluate the contribution in terms of three types of capital; cultural, physical and social.

Research questions
 What is the value of young out-migrants contribution to their former homes in terms of social, cultural and physical capital?
o The value of their contribution through cultural events they organize?
o Does the environment/communities they come from in terms of the different types of capital, matter and what is the attitude of those still living in the areas towards the young out-migrants contribution?
 Can we construct analyzing instruments which can be used to evaluate the value of these resources, economically, socially and culturally?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAusturbrú
Number of pages101
ISBN (Electronic)978-9979-72-877-1
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Publication series

NameAusturbrú

Keywords

  • rural development
  • cultural event
  • Social capital
  • Cultural capital
  • Physical capital

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