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1st Edition

By Steven Vertovec


206 pages

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'Transnationalism' refers to multiple ties and interactions linking people or institutions across the borders of nation-states.

This book surveys the broader meanings of transnationalism within the study of globalization before concentrating on migrant transnational practices. Each chapter demonstrates ways in which new and contemporary transnational practices of migrants are fundamentally transforming social, political and economic structures simultaneously within homelands and places of settlement.

Transnationalism provides a much-needed single, clear and condensed text concerning a major concept in academic and policy discourse today.

The book is for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and academics.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction: Transnationalism, Migrant Transnationalism and Transformation 1.Takes on Transnationalism 2. Migrant Transnationalism 3. What is Transformation? Part 2: Transnational Social Formations 4. Cross-fertilizing Transnationalisms 5. Some Cross-cutting Concepts 6. Some Transnational Social Formations Part 3: Socio-cultural Transformations 7. Cheap Calls: the Social Glue of Migrant Transnationalism 8. Dimensions of Everyday Transnationalism 9. Transnationalism and Integration Part 4: Political Transformations 10. Identities-Borders-Orders 11. Dual Citizenship/Nationality 12. Homeland Politics Part 5: Economic Transformations 13. Trade and Entrepreneurship 14. Remittances 15. Circular Migration Part 6: Religious Transformations 16. Meanings of Diaspora 17. Religion, Migration and Minority Status 18. Religion and Diaspora 19. Religion and Transnationalism Part 7: Conclusion: Interconnected Migrants in an Interconnected World

About the Author

Steven Vertovec is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen, Germany. He is co-editor of the journal Global Networks and editor of the Routledge book series 'Transnationalism'.

About the Series

Key Ideas

This popular series covers the main concepts, issues, debates and controversies in sociology and the social sciences. The books are concise and informative yet lively. Written by leading authorities in the field, they give students access to 'new sociology' in manageable form.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General