• Publications
  • Influence
The Transnational Villagers
Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE 1. The Historical Context 2. Social Remittances PART TWO 3. Reshaping the Stages of the Life Cycle 4. Making Values from Two Worlds Fit PART THREE 5. WhenExpand
  • 1,528
  • 118
Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society 1
This article explores the social theory and consequent methodology that underpins studies of transnational migration. First, we propose a social field approach to the study of migration andExpand
  • 1,894
  • 53
  • PDF
Social Remittances: Migration Driven Local-Level Forms of Cultural Diffusion 1
  • P. Levitt
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International migration review
  • 1 December 1998
Many studies highlight the macro-level dissemination of global culture and institutions. This article focuses on social remittances – a local-level, migration-driven form of cultural diffusion.Expand
  • 1,120
  • 48
Transnational migration: taking stock and future directions
Increasing numbers of sending states are systematically offering social and political membership to migrants residing outside their territories. The proliferation of these dual membershipsExpand
  • 492
  • 44
  • PDF
Transnational Migration Studies: Past Developments and Future Trends
AbstractThe past two decades have witnessed a sea change in migration scholarship. Most scholars now recognize that many contemporary migrants and their predecessors maintain various kinds of ties toExpand
  • 916
  • 41
  • PDF
Roots and Routes: Understanding the Lives of the Second Generation Transnationally
While using a transnational optic to study first-generation immigrants is now widely accepted, most scholars assume that the same approach is not necessary when studying migrants’ children. TheyExpand
  • 297
  • 22
  • PDF
Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe
Richard Alba and Nancy Foner have written what will undoubtedly become the ‘‘go-to’’ book for comparisons of immigration on both sides of the Atlantic. Clearly written, meticulously researched, andExpand
  • 146
  • 17
Vernacularization on the ground: local uses of global women's rights in Peru, China, India and the United States
The articles published in this special journal issue examine how global ideas about women's rights actually get used in four contexts - China, India, Peru and the United States. Our findings resultExpand
  • 322
  • 13
  • PDF