Socio-cultural Integration and Community Organizations among Malayalee Diaspora in Canada

Author:   Lijo Lal W
Publisher:   GRFDT
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Marginalization and isolation of man from society are undesirable and unimaginable. Man depends on society for his survival. However, in the case of migrants, they are shifting their life from one society to another and try to cope with the social environment in the destination.  Many migrants face the problem of stigma and isolation in the destination. This results in social and psychological problems for them. To cope with these problems in a new social environment, the community of migrants establishes different types of organizations and associations. These associations and organizations help them for internal socio-cultural integration. The present study aims to investigate the role of community organizations in preserving and integrating the socio-cultural life of the Malayalee diaspora in Canada through content analysis; for the study, data were collected from various online sources. The data is analyzed using content analysis from various online sources, including websites, social media, etc. The paper consists of two parts. The first part deals with different socio-cultural organizations of the Malayalee diaspora in Canada. The second part deals with how these organizations helping for socio-cultural integration of the Malayalee diaspora community. The socio-cultural associations of different kinds are analyzed based on their character and activities. From this study, it is found that different organizationshelp in the social integration of the Malayalee community in Canada through cultural activities, organizing cultural fests, gathering and conducting Picnic, celebrating significant Kerala festivals, undertake charity work. All these create strong bonds between members and enhance integration as a diaspora community.
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