Transnationalism in Question1

  title={Transnationalism in Question1},
  author={Roger Waldinger and David Scott FitzGerald},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1177 - 1195}
This article seeks to critically engage the new literature on immigrant transnationalism. Connectivity between source and destination points is an inherent aspect of migrations, but migration networks generate a multiplicity of “imagined communities,” organized along different, often conflicting principles. Consequently, what immigration scholars describe as transnationalism is usually its opposite: highly particularistic attachments antithetical to those by‐products of globalization denoted by… 

‘Doing’ Transnationalism: The Integrative Impact of Salvadoran Cross-Border Activism

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Rethinking transnational studies

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Immigrant transnationalism

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Transnational Links and Integration: Between Here and There

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The Transnational Geographies of Immigrant Politics: Insights from a Comparative Study of Migrant Grassroots Organizing

Greater global interconnectedness produces a transformation in the ways in which groups constitute and interpret the boundaries of community formation and political practice. This article considers

Transnationalism and Entrepreneurial Migrancy in Naples, Italy

This article examines the conceptual limitations in the current literature about transnational migration, which tends to focus on forms of state control or the new ways offered by technological

Transnationalism and Entrepreneurial Migrancy in Naples, Italy

This article examines the conceptual limitations in the current literature about transnational migration, which tends to focus on forms of state control or the new ways offered by technological

Changing forms of transnationalism

Abstract This paper looks at second-generation immigrants and the effects of ‘inevitable’ assimilation on their transnational ties. The dominant concept of transnationalism is strongly influenced by


  • J. Fox
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 2005
▪ Abstract What “counts” as transnational citizenship? Like the related notions of global or transnational civil society, the term's appeal to internationalists is greater than its conceptual



Assimilation and Transnationalism: Determinants of Transnational Political Action among Contemporary Migrants1

This article presents evidence of the scale, relative intensity, and social determinants of immigrants’ transnational political engagement. It demonstrates that a stable and significant transnational

Towards a Transnational Perspective on Migration: Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Nationalism Reconsidered

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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 memberships

From immigrant to transmigrant : Theorizing transnational migration

Contemporary immigrants cannot be characterized as the « uprooted » . Many are transmigrants, becoming firmly rooted in their new country but maintaining multiple linkages to their homeland. While in

Diasporas in World Politics

Diasporas are transnational per definition. Their emotive, social, economic and not least political cross-border networks with their homeland — or with other segments of the diasporas — constitute

Transnationalism from below

Expansion of transnational capital and mass media to even the remotest of places has provoked a spate of discourses on transnationalism. A core theme in this debate is the penetration of national

Diasporic Memberships in Historical Perspective: Comparative Insights from the Mexican, Italian and Polish Cases 1

This article compares the evolution of diaspora-sending state relations for Mexico, Italy, and more briefly, Poland during their peak periods of out migration. I argue that sending-state diaspora

Transnational entrepreneurs: An alternative form of immigrant economic adaptation

The recent literature on immigrant transnationalism points to an alternative form of economic adaptation of foreign minorities in advanced societies that is based on the mobilization of their

Introduction: the debates and significance of immigrant transnationalism

This introduction explores reasons for the continuing debate on the subject of transnationalism and persistent scepticism about the significance of the topic. The basis for such disagreements has to

Transnational political practices and the receiving state: Turks and Kurds in Germany and the Netherlands

This article examines how the social and political contexts in receiving countries affect the transnational political practices of migrants and refugees, such as their mobilization around political