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Western US Basque-American e-diaspora: action research in California, Idaho, and Nevada

Calzada, Igor ORCID: and Arranz, Iker 2022. Western US Basque-American e-diaspora: action research in California, Idaho, and Nevada. Societies 12 (6) , 153. 10.3390/soc12060153

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Basque settlement increased in the western states of the US decades ago, particularly in California, Idaho, and Nevada. Alongside this migration phenomenon, Basque Studies programs have been emerging at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Boise State University (BSU), and California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), particularly in the humanities, including history, anthropology, linguistics, and literature. The impact of the pandemic in Basque e-Diasporic communities in California, Idaho, and Nevada, and, consequently, the deep digitalization process being undertaken at the abovementioned universities, has resulted in an increasing demand for an articulated strategy in community engagement through action research. To respond to this timely challenge, the article suggests a need for a transition towards a Social Science transdisciplinary roadmap to support Basque e-diasporic communities. Basque Studies programs have the potential to act as a transformational policy driver through their virtual connections with the Basque Country and key homeland institutions. This article explores this necessary transition through action research by acknowledging the potential for the three abovementioned US states and the Basque Country to set up a transformational e-Diaspora.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Data Innovation Research Institute (DIURI)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
E History America > E11 America (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2075-4698
Funders: ESRC, US-UK Fulbright Commission, HanHemen, Basque Government, External Affairs General Secretary, Presidency
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 November 2022
Date of Acceptance: 1 November 2022
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 17:30

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