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Theorising Transnational Migration in Our Times:
A multiscalar temporal perspective

, H &Saltzman Chafetz, J (eds.) 2002, Religion across borders: transnational immigrant networks , Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, CA. EURA-NET 2017, Transnational migration in transition: transformative characteristics of temporary mobility of people (EURA-NET) . Available from: < >. [Last accessed 10.7.2018]. Fabian, J 1983, Time and the other: how anthropology makes its object , Columbia, New York. Faist, T 1998, International migration and transnational social spaces , Institute

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Stimulating Flexible Citizenship: The Impact of Dutch and Indian Migration Policies on the Lives of Highly Skilled Indian Migrants in the Netherlands

like Vinod and Neha come to the Netherlands, which unlike the USA, Canada or Australia is not a likely migration country for highly skilled Indians? Why do some eventually choose to become naturalized? What are the consequences of such a decision for citizenship practices? What is the meaning of citizenship to these migrants and how does it relate to their identity as Indians and their attachment to India? This paper draws on the transnational approach to migration studies, which understands transnational migration as a process that “takes place within fluid social

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"I Didn't Come Here to Do Housework"

Migration Studies, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1279-1297, DOI: 10.1080/13691831003687667. Gavanas, A 2010, ‘Privileged irresponsibility, structural responsibility and moral contradictions among employers in the EU domestic work sector’, in Gender equality, citizenship and human rights: controversies and challenges in China and the Nordic countries, eds P Stoltz, M Svensson, Z Sunog & Q Wang, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 116-133. George, SM 2005, When women come first. Gender and class in transnational migration, University

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The Transferability and Mobilisability of Transnational Resources:
The case of Turkish entrepreneurs in Finland

.1177/0038038510369363 Faist, T 2000a, The volume and dynamics of international migration and transnational social spaces , University Press, Oxford. Faist, T 2000b, ‘Economic activities of migrants in transnational social spaces’ in Minorities in European cities, eds S Body-Gendrot &M Martiniello, Macmillan, London, pp. 11-25. Faist, T 2015, ‘Transnational social spaces’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 38, no. 13, pp. 2271-2274, DOI:10.1080/01419870.2015.1058502. Glick Schiller, N 2015, ‘Explanatory frameworks in transnational migration studies: the missing multi

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Creative Pluralism in Indian and Romanian Accounts of Transnational Migration

. “The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake.” Twentieth-Century Literature 53.3 (2007): 345-70. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. Stoican, A. Elena. “European Allegiances in the Context of South Asian American Transnational Migration.” Shakespeare, Translation and the European Dimension . Ed. M.-S. Draga Alexandru, Nicolaescu Mădălina, Oana Alis Zaharia. Bucharest: ProUniversitaria, 2012. 241-258. Stephen Vertovec. Transnationalism Key Ideas. London and New York: Routledge2009. Online Newspaper/Magazine Articles Duque

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Transnationales ethnisches Unternehmertum. Das Fallbeispiel türkischstämmiger Unternehmer in Duisburg-Marxloh

, Anwendung in Psychologie und Sozialwissenschaften Reinbek Glick Schiller, N.; Basch, L.; Szanton-Blanc, C. (1997): From Immigrant to Transmigrant: Theorizing Transnational Migration. In: Pries, L. (Hrsg.): Transnationale Migration. Baden-Baden, 121–140. = Soziale Welt, Sonderband 12. Glick Schiller N. Basch L. Szanton-Blanc C. 1997 From Immigrant to Transmigrant: Theorizing Transnational Migration Pries L. Transnationale Migration Baden-Baden 121–140 = Soziale Welt, Sonderband 12 Gorres, A.; Sucato, E.; Yildirim, A. (2010

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Strangers on the Doorstep: Hostility and Hospitality in A Distant Shore


This article focuses on the rising hostility against immigrants / refugees and growing demand for hospitality, in both regional and transnational senses, in Caryl Phillips’s novel A Distant Shore, set in a local place in North England. I think that the author, in examining the parallel conditions of being a stranger in a village and an outsider to the nation, shows that the demands of hospitality are similarly urgent whether sought by nationals or foreigners though these are calibrated differently in terms of scales of belonging. My broader argument is that hospitality is an ethical practice of everyday life that requires continual renegotiation. Inspired by Levinasian ethics, I turn to Derrida’s and Rosello’s meditations on hospitality, which emphasise the metaphorical nature of the host-guest relationship and the tension it inscribes between the finiteness of politics and the infinity of ethics. By exploring the complex relationship between politics and ethics as this is made manifest in the literary representations of ordinary British citizens’ everyday practices, I suggest that this novel not only deals with the UK’s domestic tensions of multiculturalism and ethnic conflict, but also critically reflects on its bewildered (but hardly new) attitude toward the ongoing transnational integration of the new Europe in the postwar period.

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Phantasmic Devices: Wedding Videos and the Creation of an Imagined Transnational Community by Bulgarian Muslims in Spain


For the Bulgarian Muslims in Spain wedding videos are a popular device for socializing, overcoming nostalgia and keeping pace with the news and events that take place back home in Bulgaria. The mediatization of the ritual allows an extension of the ritual across time and space. Watching the videos is a re-enactment of the celebration and has become part of the ritual itself. Subsequently, this extension of the ritual through a mediated device has led to its subtle transformations. At the same time, wedding videos and the particular mode of use produce a social effect beyond the structure of the ritual. They contribute to the extending and re-creating of a migrant community that spreads over space transnationally and temporally between the past of home and the present of life in migrancy. Drawing on ethnographic material and using the analytical tools of actor-network theory, the main aim of this paper is to trace the uses and effects of wedding videos for transforming the wedding ritual through postponing and re-enacting it on one hand, and for sustaining the phantasm of an imagined virtual community on the other. The broader problem that this paper seeks to address is the specific role that material devices play for producing social effects for migrant communities.

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”Dearest Little Wife”
The Gender Work of Polish Transnational Families in Past and Present

frameworks in transnational migration studies: the missing multi-scalar global perspective’, Ethnic and Racial Studies , vol. 38, no. 13, pp. 2275-2282, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1058503. Glick Schiller N, Basch, L &Blanc-Szanton, C 1992, ‘Transnationalism: a new analytical framework for understanding migration’, in Towards a transnational perspective on migration: race, class, ethnicity, and nationalism reconsidered , eds N Glick Schiller, L Basch &C Blanc Szanton, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, pp. 1-24, DOI:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1992.tb33484.x

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Integration auf Zeit für ein Leben in Transition: Gesellschaftlicher und politischer Umgang mit den Herausforderungen einer segmentierten städtischen Migrationsgesellschaft in Muscat (Oman)


Der Beitrag beleuchtet das Themenfeld „Internationale Migration und Integration“ aus einer nicht alltäglichen Perspektive, um den Blick auf die gesellschaftlichen und politischen Herausforderungen zu erweitern: Betrachtet wird das heterogene Zusammensein in der städtischen Gesellschaft von Muscat, der Hauptstadt des Sultanats Oman, die sich seit dem Modernisierungsprozess nach 1970 zu einer segmentierten Migrationsgesellschaft entwickelte. Das Besondere an dieser jungen dynamischen Zuwanderungsgesellschaft ist, dass eine (dauerhafte) Integration weder von omanischer Seite noch von Seiten der ausländischen Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer vorgesehen ist. Daher wird „Integration auf Zeit“ als eine alternative Form des gesellschaftlichen Miteinanders aus den verschiedenen Blickwinkeln der Beteiligten diskutiert. Zunächst werden einige konzeptionelle Überlegungen zur Analyse von Integration angestellt, um anschließend die gesellschaftlichen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen zu thematisieren, welche die Arbeitssituation der Ausländer in Oman reglementieren: das Sponsorship-System und die Omanisierungspolitik. Darauf aufbauend werden die Integrationsmöglichkeiten und -erwartungen der Migranten anhand der räumlichen Praxis am Beispiel der beiden zentralen Aspekte Wohnstandortwahl und Mobilitätsmöglichkeiten diskutiert. Die sozioökonomische Position sowie die Anerkennung aufgrund des Berufs- und Bildungsstatus zeigen sich dabei als die wesentlichen Kriterien.

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