Gift Guide

Approaching Transnationalisms: Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts, and Imaginings of Home / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $146.83
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 26%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $146.83   
  • New (3) from $146.83   
  • Used (1) from $232.00   


The term 'transnationalism' has gained considerable academic and popular currency despite a lack of clear definitions, in part because its overall form changes as its influence incorporates additional spheres of daily life on a variety of scales and contexts.

The purpose of this volume is to bring together different perspectives on this phenomenon, using case studies that represent some of the most current thinking on 'transnationalism' in a wide range of disciplines. Central themes which this book explores include legal and economic reactions to transnational migration; the (re)negotiation of identities in the context of changing national, social and cultural identities; and the emergence of new imaginings of home and social space in transnational communities. Approaching Transnationalisms: Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts and Imaginings of Home foregrounds powerful transnational forces crossing the boundaries of nation-states, and at the same time, gives attention to the continued significance of the nation-state and the diversity of localized reactions to transnational challenges.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402074479
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements.
1. Approaching Transnationalisms; B.S.A. Yeoh, K.P.Y. Lai, M.W. Charney, Tong Chee Kiong.
Part I: Constructing Transnational Societies.
2. Transnationalism and Citizenship; M.P.Smith. 3. The Role of New Arrivals in Hong Kong's Economic Imaginary: Restructuring Migration Policies in the Context of Global Competition for Highly Skilled Workers; A. Smart. 4. Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Social Networks, and the Enclave; J. Salaff, A. Greve, Wong Siu-Lun, L. Xu Li Ping. 5. Change Management and Consultants: New Challenges for Small Entrepreneurs in Singapore; L. Kay, T. Menkhoff.
Part II: Multicultural Contacts.
6. Recognizing Cultural Diversity and Renegotiating Civic Citizenship: Australia as an Immigrant Society at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century; H.D. Min-hsi Chan. 7. School of the Nation: Memory and National Identity in France; R.L. Derderian. 8. Multicultural Society and Intercultural Education: Debates in the Federal Republic of Germany; K.F. Geiger. 9. Housing Ethnicity: Multicultural Negotiation and Housing the Transnational Student; R. Fincher, L. Costello. 10. The Floating Body and the Disappearing Border: Contemporary Chinese Poetry in Exile; Dian Li.
Part III: Imaginings Of Home And Community.
11. Haitian Immigrants in the United States: the Imagining of Where 'Home' is in Their Transnational Social Fields; G. Fouron. 12. Essentializing Chinese Identity: Transnationalism and the Chinese in Europe and Southeast Asia; G. Benton, E.T. Gomez. 13. Architects of a Discourse: Scholars, Migrantsand the Notion of Home in Vietnam; A. Hardy. 14. A Tale of Two Communities: Bangladeshis in Singapore; H. Haque Khondker.
References. Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)