Approaching Transnationalisms

Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts, and Imaginings of Home

  • Brenda S. A. Yeoh
  • Michael W. Charney
  • Tong Chee Kiong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Approaching Transnationalisms

    1. Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Karen P. Y. Lai, Michael W. Charney, Tong Chee Kiong
      Pages 1-12
  3. Constructing Transnational Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Michael Peter Smith
      Pages 15-38
    3. Janet W. Salaff, Arent Greve, Wong Siu-Lun, Lynn Xu Li Ping
      Pages 61-82
    4. Thomas Menkhoff, Lena Kay
      Pages 83-93
  4. Multicultural Contacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 94-94
    2. Richard L. Derderian
      Pages 123-139
    3. Ruth Fincher, Lauren Costello
      Pages 161-186
  5. Imaginings of Home and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Georges E. Fouron
      Pages 205-250
    3. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
      Pages 251-300
    4. Andrew Hardy
      Pages 301-320
    5. Habibul Haque Khondker
      Pages 321-336
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-392

About this book


The term 'transnationalism' has gained considerable academic and popular currency despite a lack of clear definitions, in part because its overall form changes as its influence incorporates additional spheres of daily life on a variety of scales and contexts.

The purpose of this volume is to bring together different perspectives on this phenomenon, using case studies that represent some of the most current thinking on 'transnationalism' in a wide range of disciplines. Central themes which this book explores include legal and economic reactions to transnational migration; the (re)negotiation of identities in the context of changing national, social and cultural identities; and the emergence of new imaginings of home and social space in transnational communities. Approaching Transnationalisms: Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts and Imaginings of Home foregrounds powerful transnational forces crossing the boundaries of nation-states, and at the same time, gives attention to the continued significance of the nation-state and the diversity of localized reactions to transnational challenges.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    • 1
  • Michael W. Charney
    • 2
  • Tong Chee Kiong
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4844-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9220-8
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