Transnationalism  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9780415432993
Published May 11, 2009 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

'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

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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'.


Transnationalism belongs to a Routledge series called Key Ideas, which intends to provide critically written books dealing with a variety of topics that are central in the realm of social science. And indeed, Vertovec is successful in communicating to his audience in a lively manner the key ideas surrounding the concept of transnationalism.

Vertovec, Suomen Antropologi