Diaspora and Transnationalism
Concepts, Theories and Methods
Diaspora and Transnationalism
€ 47,95
ISBN:
9789089642387
Release date:
26-07-2010
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Paperback
Pages:
360
Editor:
Rainer Bauböck, Thomas Faist
Series:
Diaspora and Transnationalism
Diaspora and transnationalism are widely used concepts in academic as well as political discourses. Although originally referring to quite different phenomena, they increasingly overlap today. Such inflation of meanings goes hand in hand with a danger of essentialising collective identities. This book therefore analyses diaspora and transnationalism as research perspectives rather than as characteristics of particular social groups. The contributions focus on conceptual uses, theoretical challenges and methodological innovations in the study of social ties that transcend nation and state boundaries. This volume brings together authors from a wide range of fields and approaches in the social sciences, as studying border-crossing affiliations also requires a crossing of disciplinary boundaries.