Transnationalism: A New Analytic Framework for Understanding Migration

  title={Transnationalism: A New Analytic Framework for Understanding Migration},
  author={Nina Glick Schiller and Linda G. Basch and Cristina Blanc‐Szanton},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Our earlier conceptions of immigrant and migrant n o longer suffice. The word immigrant evokes images of permanent rupture, of the uprooted, the abandonment of old patterns and the painful learning of a new language and culture. Now, a new kind of migrating population is emerging, composed of those whose networks, activities and patterns of life encompass both their host and home societies. Their lives cut across national boundaries and bring two societies into a single social field. In this… Expand
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