My initial thoughts about movement is that the first people to settle in France were probably from Europe somewhere, because France is located in Europe, but maybe they moved from Spain or Germany. It makes me wonder if the immigrants made groups/tribe that could still be around today. I remember we talked about Australia in class and they still had existing Tribes.
Movement of people within Paris
The first people to arrive In Paris, France were most likely the Alpine Ligurians, Iberians, and small groups of Romans, Greeks, and Phoenicians. The majority of the population of France has ancestors who are from Europe. One ethnic group called the Basques still lives together in France. There are said to be 125,000 Basques living in France, and although they look similar to the other western ethnic groups, their culture and language are big differences.
(Shown above: Basque ethnic group)
Immigration/emigration to and from Paris:
In 2005 the immigrant population of France was 8.1%. The total foreign population in France is 5.6%.The majority of immigrants moving to France had once been in a country under French rule. France housed many immigrants after world war two, because France needed labor to support its economy, and the immigrants needed jobs. This made France one of the top destinations for emigrants in Europe.
The impact of immigration on Paris:
Immigration made a huge impact on Paris because the citizens were immigrants! They all moved from different places in Europe to live in France. Immigration also impacted the traditions and groups of people like the Basques, which are still around today. The immigrants shaped Paris, France.
The movement of goods, resources, and ideas:
Along from the movement of people, ideas have been immigrated too. For example, in Paris, it is improper to adress a stranger by his first name, because it is believed to be invasive. Instead, small handshakes are used when saying hello or goodbye. In Paris, many people also don't use body language. The rather walk with their arms to their ides, and and keeping a blank face with no facial expressions.
Revised Thinking: Before I read about the movement and immigration and culture in Paris, I had wondered who first populated the city and where they came from, but I didn't know they would play such a major role in the life in Paris today! This is shown in the Basque ethnic group, which has survived from when people first moved into Paris. The Basques still affect the culture and life in Paris today. I also thought it was interesting to learn about the movement of Culture, like the body language citizens use and don't use.