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Conclusions

  • Caroline PlüssEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This concluding chapter crystallizes the answers to this book’s questions if, how, and why living in either Hong Kong, London, New York, or back in Singapore differently impinged on the transnational lives of the 109 middle-class, well-educated, and mostly highly-skilled Chinese Singaporean migrants, who are researched in this book. These Chinese Singaporeans lived in one of the four global cities. The conclusions first discuss the (dis)embeddedness of the Chinese Singaporeans in their different transnational contexts when they lived in one of the four global cities. These transnational contexts are those of education, work, family, and/or friendships/lifestyle. My findings show that living in these different global cities indeed impacted on the (dis)embeddedness of the Chinese Singaporeans in their transnational lives. Next, the conclusions show how being a repeat migrant—67 of the 109 research participants—influenced the Chinese Singaporeans’ experiences of their transnational lives, and stress that the transnational lives of repeat migrants are more diverse than previously thought. This chapter also evaluates how living in one of the four global cities is related to how the Chinese Singaporeans understood intersections of their different transnational contexts. In the light of these results, the conclusions recommend that the scholarship on transnational migrants, processes of transnationalization, and of global cities would gain by accounting for more complexities, and nuances in the lives of transnational migrants.

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  1. 1.University of LiverpoolSingaporeSingapore

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