Transnational Spaces (Routledge Research in Transnationalism)

Transnational Spaces (Routledge Research in Transnationalism)


Yazar Philip Crang Claire Dwyer Peter Jackson
Yayınevi Routledge
ISBN 9780415254199
Baskı yılı 2004
Sayfa sayısı 208
Ağırlık 0,50 kg
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Social relations in our globalising world are increasingly stretched out across the borders of two or more nation-states. Yet, despite the growing academic interest in transnational economic networks, political movements and cultural forms, too little attention has been paid to the transformations of space that these processes both reflect and reproduce. Transnational Spaces takes a innovative perspective, looking at transnationalism as a social space that can be occupied by a wide range of actors, not all of whom are themselves directly connected to transnational migrant communities. Drawing on examples from around the world - including Britain, Canada, India, Singapore and the US - and from a range of disciplinary perspectives, this book investigates how: * Transnationalism involves the flow of human and economic capital, commodities and ideas, with transformative effects on both source and destination regions * Gender relations and notions of ethnic, racial and national identity are transformed through the forces of transnationalism * Transnationalism is an ideological and discursive practice that can be deployed in various ways and can be embedded in a variety of political processes This international, interdisciplinary volume provides fresh insights into the nature of transnational space via a series of theoretically informed studies, thoroughly grounded in detailed empirical research. It will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and geographers interested in the study of transnationalism.
Introduction : the spaces of transnationality by Peter Jackson and Philip Crang and Claire Dwyer 1
1 Mexican migration and the social space of postmodernism by Roger Rouse 24
2 Its hip to be Asian : the local and global networks of Asian fashion entrepreneurs in London by Parminder Bhachu 40
3 Tracing transnationalities through commodity culture : a case study of British-South Asian fashion by Claire Dwyer 60
4 Returning, remitting, reshaping : non-resident Indians and the transformation of society and space in Punjab, India by Margaret Walton-Roberts 78
5 Transnational migration and the geographical imperative by David Ley and Johanna Waters 104
6 Transnationalism in the margins : hegemony and the shadow state by Katharyne Mitchell 122
7 Constructing masculinities in transnational space : Singapore men on the regional beat by Brenda Yeou and Katie Willis 147
8 A European space for transnationalism? by Alisdair Rogers 164