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.
Table of Contents
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.
Thomas Faist is Professor of Political Science and Political Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany, and EyÃ¼p Ã–zveren is Professor of Economics at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.