The ongoing processes of globalization and regionalization have drawn attention away from the traditional domains of nation-states and their interaction. However, the border-crossing activities of non-state agencies, organizations and institutions should not be overlooked, as they can shed new light on our common understanding of the contemporary world. Using the concept of transnational social spaces, contributors to this volume demonstrate the importance of transnational spaces. A collaborative project by experts across the social science disciplines, Transnational Social Spaces focuses in particular on the German-Turkish context.
’…rich in examples providing further insight into the operationalization of the concept of transnational social spaces and its applications in research…the contributions gathered in this book take the concept of transnational social space fully into the field.’ Contemporary Sociology
Contents: The border-crossing expansion of social space: concepts, questions and topics, Thomas Faist. Rights and Struggles: The transnational dimension of the Bergama campaign against Eurogold, Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu; The transnational space between women's NGOs in Germany and Turkey: current situation and future expectations, Hanife Aliefendioglu; German migrants in Turkey: the 'other side' of the Turkish-German transnational space, Bianca Kaiser; Turkish ultra-nationalism in Germany: its transnational dimensions, Emre Arslan. Entrepreneurship and Management: Transnational and local entrepreneurship, Cem Disbudak; Intercultural encounters: German and Turkish managers in joint ventures, Marita Lintfert. Culture, Media and Everyday Social Life: Good guys and bad guys: Turkish migrant broadcasting in Berlin, Kira Kosnick; Transnational ties of the second generation. Marriages of Turks in Germany, Gaby StraÃŸburger; Index.
The Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations series has been at the forefront of research in its field for over ten years. The series has built an international reputation for cutting edge theoretical work, for comparative research, particularly on Europe, and for nationally-based studies with broader relevance to international issues. Published in association with the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER), Utrecht University, it draws contributions from the best international scholars in the field, offering an interdisciplinary perspective on some of the key issues facing the contemporary world.