Is transnational migration a new phenomenon?


Research Paper (undergraduate), 2008

10 Pages, Grade: 1,7


Abstract or Introduction

Transnational migration and the creation of transnational social spaces is not a new phenomenon as such. It has existed long time before it has become a fashionable desired study subject. However, when globalization took off in the 1980s, transnational ties have changed quantitatively as well as qualitatively, and thus the topic has gained in importance. Various revolutionary technical innovations facilitated to maintain transnational contact between country of origin and the new destination on an instantaneous basis. Currently hence, such ties can be as intense as ever.

The new thing about transnational migration is rather – in compliance with Glick Schiller – that scholars provided the social sciences “with a vocabulary and a framework to analyze the way in which migrants and their descendants participate in familial, social, economic, religious, political, and cultural processes that extend across the borders of nation-states” enabling scholars to “conceptualize simultaneity, the ways in which individuals settle into a new locality and also maintain various kinds of social relationships that extend into other nation-states (2006, p. 8).

Details

Title
Is transnational migration a new phenomenon?
College
Free University of Berlin  (Center for Global Politics)
Course
Migration
Grade
1,7
Author
Year
2008
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V180092
ISBN (eBook)
9783656027157
ISBN (Book)
9783656026808
File size
472 KB
Language
English
Keywords
transnational migration, transnationale Migration, migration, transnational social spaces, China, Libanon, Lebanon
Quote paper
Natalie Züfle (Author), 2008, Is transnational migration a new phenomenon?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/180092

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