Transnationalism From Below / Edition 1

Transnationalism From Below / Edition 1

by Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 156000990X

ISBN-13: 9781560009900

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Expansion of transnational capital and mass media to even the remotest of places has provoked a spate of discourse on transnationalism. A core theme hi this debate is the penetration of national cultures and political systems by global and local driving forces. The nation-state is seen as weakened by transnational capital, global media, and emergent supranational

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Expansion of transnational capital and mass media to even the remotest of places has provoked a spate of discourse on transnationalism. A core theme hi this debate is the penetration of national cultures and political systems by global and local driving forces. The nation-state is seen as weakened by transnational capital, global media, and emergent supranational political institutions. It also faces the decentering local resistances of the informal economy, ethnic nationalism, and grass-roots activism. Transnationalism From Below brings together a rich combination of theoretical and grounded studies of transnational processes and practices, discussing both their positive and negative aspects.

The editors examine the scope and limits of transnationalism. The volume is divided into four parts: "Theorizing Transnationalism"; "Transnational Economic and Political Agency"; "Constructing Transnational Localities"; and "Transnational Practices and Cultural Reinscription." Contriburtors include Andre C. Drainville, Josephine Smart, Alan Smart, Minna Nyberg S0rensen, George Fouron, Nina Glick Schiller, Luin Goldring, Sarah J. Mahler, Linda Miller Matthei, Louisa Schein, David A. Smith, and Robert C. Smith. Moving easily between micro and macro analyses, this book expands the boundaries of the current scholarship on transnationalism, locates new forms of transnational agency, and poses provocative questions that challenge prevailing interpretations of globalization. Transnationalism From Below is a pioneering collection that will make a significant addition to the libraries of anthropologists, sociologists, international relations specialists, urban planners, political scientists, and policymakers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560009900
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Comparative Urban and Community Research Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

ITheorizing Transnationalism
1The Locations of Transnationalism3
2The Fetishism of Global Civil Society: Global Governance, Transnational Urbanism and Sustainable Capitalism in the World Economy35
3Theoretical and Empirical Contributions Toward a Research Agenda for Transnationalism64
IITransnational Economic and Political Agency
4Transnational Social Networks and Negotiated Identities in Interactions between Hong Kong and China103
5Transnational Lives and National Identities: The Identity Politics of Haitian Immigrants130
IIIConstructing Transnational Localities
6The Power of Status in Transnational Social Fields165
7Transnational Localities: Community, Technology and the Politics of Membership within the Context of Mexico and U.S. Migration196
IVTransnational Practices and Cultural Reinscription
8Narrating Identity Across Dominican Worlds241
9Belizean "Boyz 'n the 'Hood"? Garifuna Labor Migration and Transnational Identity270
10Forged Transnationality and Oppositional Cosmopolitanism291
Contributors314

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