Diasporas and transnational communities

The term diaspora refers to a dispersion of people throughout the world. Diasporas are groups of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have moved out to places all over the world. Transnational communities are groups of people who maintain family, social, cultural or economic links across national borders. These groups have several identities, links, and competencies in more than one culture.

This topic includes  literature on transnationalism, diaspora politics, methodological nationalism, hybrid identities, and the relationship between globalization and migration.

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Transnational Behaviour of Ukrainian Remitting Migrants

Authors Eva Janska, Karolina Pauknerova, Marketa Koropecka
Year 2017
Journal Name Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
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1 Journal Article

Emerging Transnational Practices and Capabilities of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Authors Zeynep Sahin Mencütek
Year 2020
Journal Name Migration Letters
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3 Journal Article

The Religious Aspects of Diasporic Experience of Muslims in Europe within the Crisis of Multiculturalism

Authors Driss Habti
Year 2014
Journal Name Policy Futures in Education
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4 Journal Article

Transnationalism as a Social Resource among Diaspora Communities

Principal investigator Östen Wahlbeck (Principal Investigator), Peter Holley (Researcher), Saara Koikkalainen (Reasearcher), Sanna Saksela-Bergholm (Researcher), Mari Toivanen (Researcher)
Description
Research project funded by the Academy of Finland (no 295417). The project studies transnational ties and practices of immigrant and diaspora communities. It provides information about the processes whereby social resources can bridge the divide between migrants’ new home countries and societies of origin. This project examines how social resources are mobilized as social or political action among members of diaspora communities both in the societies of settlement and departure. The case studies include Filipino migrants in Finland and their family members back home; second generation Kurds active in Kurdish diaspora organisations in Finland and France; and Finnish migrants in Western Europe and North America. The results provide information on the scope, nature and intensity of migrant communities’ transnational engagements in or towards Finland. It also sheds light on the structural factors that impede or facilitate the creation and maintenance of such engagements.
Year 2016
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Swedish Parliament's Recognition of the "Genocide Resolution" and its Impact on the Turkish Community in Sweden

Authors Bahar BASER
Year 2010
Journal Name Diaspora Studies, 2010, 3, 2, 187-206
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9 Journal Article

Gendered Transnational Ties and Multipolar Economies: Chinese Migrant Women's WeChat Commerce in Taiwan

Authors Beatrice Zani
Year 2019
Journal Name International Migration
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11 Journal Article

Emigration, return and development in Cape Verde: the impact of closing borders

Authors Jørgen Carling
Year 2004
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
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12 Journal Article

Kins, Distant Workers, Diasporas: Constructing Turkey's Transnational Members Abroad

Authors Damla B. Aksel
Year 2014
Journal Name Turkish Studies
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15 Journal Article

Sending States and the Making of Intra-Diasporic Politics: Turkey and Its Diaspora(s)

Authors Fiona B. Adamson
Year 2019
Journal Name International Migration Review
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16 Journal Article

E-Diaspora Atlas

Principal investigator Dana Diminescu (Principal Investigator)
Description
Le projet « e-diasporas atlas » entend se démarquer de la formule classique d&rsquo,un atlas des migrations qui se focalise traditionnellement sur les flux, les trajectoires ou la dispersion des populations en mouvement sur les territoires physiques. Les évolutions récentes du phénomène migratoire montrent que les parcours des migrants d&rsquo,aujourd&rsquo,hui passent aussi &ndash, et parfois bien avant d&rsquo,investir le parcours physique &ndash, par les territoires numériques. L'un des changements majeurs intervenu depuis les années 80 dans le domaine des diasporas tient à la multiplication des communautés en dispersion dans l&rsquo,espace physique et à leurs nouvelles formes de regroupement, d&rsquo,action et d&rsquo,occupation dans les territoires numériques. Ce changement appelle à une autre approche épistémologique. Les sujets tout comme les outils conceptuels et méthodologiques classiques de la discipline doivent êtres reconsidérés et confrontés avec cette nouvelle donne migratoire. Le projet E-Diasporas Atlas a pour ambition 1. d'analyser une réalité sociologique en pleine mutation et porteuse de nouvelles questions sur les migrations. 2. d'expérimenter des outils de production, assemblage et mise à disposition de contenus. Ouvrir un nouveau terrain de recherche, articuler deux courants d&rsquo,études jusqu&rsquo,ici relativement dissociés (les théories des diasporas et l&rsquo,étude de l&rsquo,exploration du web) et développer des outils génériques à redéployer dans d&rsquo,autres disciplines SHS sont les objectifs majeurs de ce projet. Il s&rsquo,articule autour de trois composantes : - Exploration et constitution de corpus : Les chercheurs-experts mobilisés dans le cadre de ce projet explorent le web pour constituer leur corpus. Ils disposent d'outils spécifiques pour les aider dans cette tâche (leur permettant de capitaliser la navigation, enrichir et organiser les données, etc.). Les chercheurs pilotent toutes les phases de ces explorations ainsi que leur enchaînement. - Archivage : Après avoir réaliser des crawls de validation de ces corpus, les corpus collectés sont archivés dans leur épaisseur temporelle. - Analyse des corpus: Cette analyse intervient dès la phase d&rsquo,exploration. Elle nous permet d&rsquo,orienter méthodologiquement la prospection et d'évaluer le degré de 'diasporisation' des communautés des migrants en ligne. Elle comporte plusieurs niveaux : confrontation du terrain numérique et du terrain physique, analyse des réseaux, visualisation et cartographie des corpus, analyse sémantique des contenus, etc. Cette chaîne méthodologique représente une innovation dans les sciences humaines.
Year 2009
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Diaspora transnationalism and transborder citizenship

Principal investigator Khalid Khayati (REMESO Project Leader)
Description
This project is a comparative exploration of an ongoing process of change from a mono-dimensional, victim-related Kurdish diasporic identity to a more modulated, dynamic and active form of it among Kurds in the Marseille region in France and the Stockholm region in Sweden. Moreover, the project focus on the relationship between diaspora and tourism where diasporan groups develop various transnational networks, institutions and organizations in order to carry out various forms of journeys not only between their new and old societies but also over many state borders. Furthermore, the project advance diaspora as a specific context of knowledge which is non-compatible with methodological nationalism; a perspective which privileges the nation-state as a conceptual reference regarding how knowledge is organized and produced by social scientists.
Year 2007
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Diasporic identities: Southeast Asian incorporation experiences in Europe and America. The post-refugee generations

Principal investigator Hélène Le Bail (Principal Investigator), Khatharya Um (co-Principal Investigator)
Description
Over the last four decades since the initial mass resettlement of refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, principally in the US and France, the Southeast Asian communities in Europe and the US have registered a demographic shift with the emergence of diaspora-born generations with different experiences, access, mobility, ties to the ancestral homeland, and notions and claims to citizenship and belonging in multiple contexts. Despite the long history of migration to France, dating back to the colonial period, there is little scholarly attention paid to the Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian communities (heretofore referred to as "Southeast Asian") in France. French preoccupation remains largely fixated on Asia and on the antiquities, rather than on the diaspora. This is particularly noteworthy given that Southeast Asians collectively constitute the second largest Asian population in France, a close second only to the Chinese. Despite the resurgent attention to immigration issues in Europe in recent years, we know little of the integration experiences of these earlier but relatively recent refugee communities in Europe. In particular, we have virtually no knowledge of the post-refugee generations that are an integral part of French cultural, political, economic, and social fabric. These knowledge gaps deprive us of critical insights that would be relevant and invaluable in view of the current refugee situations in Europe, and the intensifying debates engendered by demographic and cultural shifts both in the US and in France. Though relatively more prolific, scholarship on Southeast Asians in the US remains uneven, with more studies available on Vietnamese Americans than on other communities, and comparatively little on the post-refugee generations. With their different historical relationships with Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and different philosophies about immigrant incorporation and cultural pluralism, the US and France make for a rich comparative study that is at the center of our proposed collaboration. This two-part initiative proposes, firstly, to bring together an interdisciplinary group of European and American researchers working on Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian diasporas to engage in critical, cross disciplinary discourse on the post-refugee generations. Among other concerns, the researchers on the project are particularly interested in their social, cultural, political, and transnational negotiations with regards to identity politics, networks, and public engagement, as guided in part by the following questions: What are the experiences of the Southeast Asian post-refugee generations in Europe? What forces and factors in the receiving contexts shape their experiences, and how, and what are the differences and commonalities among the contexts of reception? How, if in any way, does historical memory inform their identity constructions, socialities, and diasporic consciousness and engagement? What, if any, are their relationships with the ancestral homeland? How are those ties maintained or made manifest? The ultimate aims of this project are as follows: - to map the landscape of research on contemporary Southeast Asian migration to Europe - to share research methodologies, trends, and findings - to broaden and deepen our comparative understanding of refugee resettlement and incorporation experiences in America and in Europe that are the two principal refugee resettlement hubs - to foster cross and trans-disciplinary discourse on migration and diasporas - to advance and widen the transnational fields of critical refugee, migration and diaspora studies - to transnationalize the Critical Refugee Studies Collective, which is a University of California-based network of critical refugee studies scholars. Secondly and as an extension of this larger conversation, Um and Le Bail also propose to begin ethnographic research on post-refugee generations of Southeast Asians in France, with particular attention to the Sino-Vietnamese community that is their shared research interest and that constitutes an underexplored research terrain.
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Non‐state authoritarianism and diaspora politics

Authors Fiona B. Adamson
Year 2019
Journal Name Global Networks
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22 Journal Article

Diaspora Engagment Policies

Description
Based on review of documentary sources on state-emigrant relations, the dataset reviews how 64 states relate to their diasporas. It shows how states constitute various extra-territorial groups as members of a loyal diaspora, through a diverse range of institutions and practices. Three higher-level types of diaspora engagement policy are identified: 1 - capacity building policies, aimed at discursively producing a state-centric ‘transnational national society’, and developing a set of corresponding state institution; 2 - extending rights to the diaspora, thus playing a role that befits a legitimate sovereign, and 3 - extracting obligations from the diaspora, based on the premise that emigrants owe loyalty to this legitimate sovereign.
Year 2008
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24 Data Set

Aiming for transitional justice? Diaspora mobilisation for youth and education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authors Dzeneta Karabegovic
Year 2018
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 4
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25 Journal Article

State policy on emigration and diasporas in Ukraine

Authors Alissa TOLSTOKOROVA
Description
The dissolution of the socialist system in the early 1990s resulted in crucial quantitative and qualitative transformations in post-Soviet society. One of the determinants of the status of a person in a newly-shaped social hierarchy was individual mobility: social, economic, occupational, and geographical1 . The propensity for economic mobility, in search of employment became an indispensable survival skill for millions of impoverished people2 . Hence, an increasing transnationalism has been observable in society, accompanied by a growing wave of emigration. According to IOM3 , in absolute numbers, the pull of Ukrainian nationals residing abroad approached 6 million, while BMP data4 are even more impressive – 10 million.
Year 2012
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27 Report

Empowering experiences of digitally mediated flows of information for connected migrants on the move

Authors İlke Şanlıer Yüksel
Year 2020
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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29 Journal Article

Refugees, Diasporas, and Transnationalism

Year 2014
Book Title The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
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31 Book Chapter

The Transferability and Mobilisability of Transnational Social Resources

Authors Östen Wahlbeck
Year 2018
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Migration Research
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32 Journal Article

Welfare beyond Borders: Filipino Transnational Families’ Informal Social Protection Strategies

Authors Sanna Saksela-Bergholm
Year 2019
Journal Name Social Inclusion
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34 Journal Article

Integration, transnational mobility and human, social and economic capital : concept paper for the ITHACA project

Authors Ruby GROPAS, Anna TRIANDAFYLLIDOU
Description
The ITHACA project aims to contribute to the rising research and policy interest on migrant transnationalism and its effects on countries of origin and destination as well as on migrants themselves (and their families). This concept paper sets out the research framework within which the ITHACA Project will develop. More specifically, in this paper we propose a working definition of integration and highlight the conditions of integration that may be relevant for migrants’ transnational mobility. We then discuss transnationalism and physical mobility as one type, perhaps the most basic, of transnational activity. We connect our definition of transnational mobility to the wider field of transnationalism studies today. We subsequently focus on the types of transfers that may be triggered through transnational mobility. In the concluding sections we present the project’s research design and the research questions to be explored.
Year 2014
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36 Report

Transnational land and property disputes: the British-Bangladeshi experience

Authors Md Farid Miah
Year 2021
Journal Name Contemporary South Asia
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37 Journal Article

The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism

Authors Laura Oso, Natalia Ribas-Mateos
Year 2013
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44 Book

Transnational Protest: Social Movements and Political Mobilisation Across Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, 1879-1903

Description
At the core of this research project lies an investigation of social and political protest in the complex transnational space across Ireland and the Irish diaspora. Irish people who emigrated are frequently considered by historians as a separate field of inquiry, set apart from Irish history. I propose to comparatively analyze how Irish people at home, in Britain and the United States engaged with widespread agrarian protest in Ireland during the period 1879-1903. The Irish Land League and subsequent agrarian movements were genuinely transnational phenomena in that they connected Ireland with the diaspora worldwide. My study investigates the sources, nature and chronology of support for these movements. Through combining membership and subscriber lists with new digitised genealogical databases and shipping records, I will create a social profile, which will enable the sustained comparison across national boundaries of key themes and questions, such as mechanisms of political mobilisation; class; the relational landscape between diasporas and the home country; the role of women; social mobility. Through moving beyond the island of Ireland as the ‘container space’ of analysis, this project integrates the history of modern Ireland with that of its diaspora, and develops methodological and theoretical models that will contribute to furthering transnational and global agendas beyond the field of Irish history. In doing so I will make a substantial contribution to the historiographies of Ireland and the receiver countries, Britain and the United States and research in the European Research Area.
Year 2014
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45 Project

Diaspora Politics and Transnational Terrorism: An Historical Case Study

Authors Mate Nikola TOKIĆ
Year 2009
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46 Working Paper

Diaspora and transnationalism : concepts, theories and methods

Authors Thomas FAIST, Rainer BAUBÖCK
Year 2010
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47 Book

VIEWPOINT Transnationalisation and Development(s): Towards a North-South Perspective

Authors Thomas Faist
Year 2014
Journal Name MIGRATION LETTERS
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48 Journal Article

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

Authors S Vertovec
Year 1999
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
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50 Journal Article

Social interactions between immigrants and host country populations : a country-of-origin perspective

Authors Sonia GSIR
Description
This paper aims at exploring how countries of origin can affect migrants’ socio-cultural integration in multicultural European societies. Socio-cultural integration is considered through the lenses of different kinds of social interactions between migrants and host society namely: intermarriages, interethnic friendship, interethnic relations in workplaces, and encounters in the neighbourhood. The literature review highlighted that these social interactions prove to depend on a multiplicity of factors related mainly to the destination country (such as residential segregation, degree of racism and acceptance, opportunities for encounters and neighbourhood effects) and of individual factors related to the migrant (such as demographic characteristics, migration trajectory and length of residence and work position). The impact of countries of origin and transnational links is more difficult to assess considering that little research has directly dealt with the issue. However, the paper shows that some non-state actors such as family members and some state-actors such as Ministries or consulates, may have an influence on the social interactions of emigrants abroad even though this influence can be indirect. The paper tries to map actors and related actions including very specific cases like family pressure to discourage intermarriage or broader ones through programmes targeting diaspora which may have an empowerment effect on emigrants and thus foster their socio-cultural integration. Finally, through the paper, some specific case studies on transnational ties and integration are presented and several hypotheses and questions for further research are highlighted.
Year 2014
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51 Report

Diasporas and transitional justice: transnational activism from local to global levels of engagement

Authors Maria Koinova, Dzeneta Karabegovic
Year 2017
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 18
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52 Journal Article

Introduction

Authors Agnieszka WEINAR
Year 2017
Book Title Emigration and diaspora policies in the age of mobility
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53 Book Chapter

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

Authors S Vertovec
Year 1999
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
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54 Journal Article

Senegalese migrants in Italy: Beyond the assimilation/transnationalism divide

Authors Bruno Riccio, Stefano degli Uberti
Year 2013
Journal Name Urban anthropology and studies of cultural systems and world economic development
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55 Journal Article

Diasporas

Authors Michel Beine, Frederic Docquier, Caglar Oezden
Year 2011
Journal Name JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
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56 Journal Article

FROM IMMIGRANT TO TRANSMIGRANT - THEORIZING TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION

Authors Nina Glick Schiller, Linda Basch, Cristina Szanton Blanc
Year 1995
Journal Name ANTHROPOLOGICAL QUARTERLY
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58 Journal Article

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

Authors S Vertovec
Year 1999
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
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59 Journal Article

Emigration-diaspora policy nexus in migration policies of the EU Eastern Partnership countries and in Russia

Authors Shushanik MAKARYAN
Description
Provoked by more frequent discussions about the "emigration-diaspora" nexus among the researchers on international development, this policy brief, written based on the explanatory notes submitted by country-experts of CARIM-East project, explores the emigration-diaspora issues in migration policies of post-Soviet states in the EU neighborhood. As the examination of CARIM-East country experts reveals, the primary focus of emigration policies of post-Soviet states remains linked to labour migration and focuses on the prevention of emigration (and return of emigrated co-nationals), although migration policies of post-Soviet states also emphasize the need for integrating their labour-force into the international labour market. Post-Soviet governments offer various stimuli to attract their former residents to return to homeland, ranging from advocacy campaigns on business development to matching financial investments from remittances to providing grants to those trained abroad. Despite the conceptual ambiguity stemming from including labour migrants into diasporas, or as the development community has referred to -- "migrant diasporas", the policy documents of post-Soviet states use the term diasporas to refer to both permanently emigrated former citizens, and to current citizens living abroad (regardless of length of residency abroad). However, a more systematic examination is needed to understand whether and in which aspects the focus of migration policies of post-Soviet is different or overlaps for labour migrants abroad vs. diasporas.
Year 2013
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60 Report

Indian diaspora : ethnicity and diasporic identity

Authors M. K. GAUTAM
Description
The paper on Indian Diaspora: Ethnicity and Diasporic identity is divided into four parts. The first part poses certain questions, looking at the emergence of ethnicity and diasporic identity. The second part defines the terms and notions often used by scholars, in discussing the paper. The third part gives a brief account about Indian migration to Europe and studies on the Indian Diaspora. The fourth part analyses case studies of the Netherlands and Germany with reference to similarities and differences. Finally, in conclusion, the issue of ethnicity and identity formation in Europe is evaluated and some proposals are put forward for the way in which India and the Indian Diaspora can work together.
Year 2013
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61 Report

International migration and household living arrangements among transnational families in Brazil

Authors Nuni V. Jorgensen, Alisson F. Barbieri, Gilvan R. Guedes, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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62 Journal Article

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

Authors S Vertovec
Year 1999
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
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63 Journal Article

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

Authors S Vertovec
Year 1999
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
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64 Journal Article

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

Authors S Vertovec
Year 1999
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
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65 Journal Article

Diasporas and the role of social media on militant/political activities: The Basque diaspora in Argentina in the spotlight

Authors Raphael Tsavkko Garcia
Year 2018
Journal Name Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture
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66 Journal Article

Chronicling Kenyan Asian Diasporic Histories: "Newcomers', "Established' Migrants, and the Post-Colonial Practices of Time-Work

Authors Jen Dickinson
Year 2016
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 1
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67 Journal Article

Migration and Transformation: Multi-Level Analysis of Migrant Transnationalism

Authors Pirkko Pitkanen, Ahmet İçduygu, Deniz Sert
Year 2012
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68 Book

Connected Sahrawi refugee diaspora in Spain: Gender, social media and digital transnational gossip

Authors Silvia Almenara-Niebla, Carmen Ascanio-Sánchez
Year 2019
Journal Name European Journal of Cultural Studies
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69 Journal Article

Libanesische globale Dorfgemeinschaften: Praktiken zur Bildung und Erhaltung globaler Gemeinschaften

Principal investigator Anton Escher (Principal Investigator)
Description
Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts begann eine kontinuierliche Auswanderung aus dem Gebiet des heutigen Libanons, die bis heute anhält. Die Migrationsströme änderten mehrfach ihre Richtung, wobei die libanesischen Migranten in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten verstärkt nach Australien, in die USA und nach Deutschland wandern. Durch die Änderung der Migrationsrichtung bildeten sich Gemeinschaften, deren Mitglieder weltweit verstreut leben, wobei sie ihren Zusammenhalt mit der Herkunft der ausgewanderten Vorfahren aus dem gleichen Herkunftsort (-dorf) begründen. Es entstanden somit globale Dorfgemeinschaften. Ausgehend von den libanesischen Dörfern Aitou, Hadchit und Ehden untersuchen die Projektmitarbeiter die globalen Gemeinschaften und ihre Verbindungen in die Länder Australien, die USA und Deutschland. Die Projektmitarbeiter schlagen das Konzept der globalen Dorfgemeinschaft als neues theoretisches Modell vor, um Prozesse der Vergemeinschaftung und Verräumlichung in der globalisierten Welt zu untersuchen und zu verstehen. Die Ergebnisse der Untersuchung zeigen auch die Möglichkeiten auf, die Mitglieder der globalen Gemeinschaften an der gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung ihrer Lebensländer partizipieren zu lassen. Die Zunahme des digitalen Austauschs von Informationen und der Vergemeinschaftung im Web 2.0, die unkomplizierte Möglichkeit des Ortswechsels und die allgemeine politische Liberalisierung in der globalisierten Welt führen in arabischsprachigen Ländern dazu, dass die weltweit verbundene Dorfgemeinschaften zunehmend an wirtschaftlichem und politischem Einfluss gewinnen. Diese Gemeinschaften sind durch ein globales Geflecht enger kommunikativer und emotionaler Beziehungen unter ihren Mitgliedern gekennzeichnet, die ihr Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl über den gemeinsamen Herkunftsort konstruieren und daher als Diasporas bezeichnet werden. Die Projektmitarbeiter definieren Diaspora als soziale Ordnung die nationalstaatliche Ordnungen durchbricht. In ihrer Studien stellen sie den Begriff Diaspora in den Kontext der globalisierten Welt. Hierfür entwickeln die Projektmitarbeiter die neue Theorie der globalen Dorfgemeinschaft, die das Konzept Gemeinschaft von TÖNNIES (1887) weiterentwickelt sowie mit der Theorie der sozialen Praktik nach SCHATZKI (2002) und dem Begriff Diaspora verbindet. Um die Wechselwirkungen zwischen modernen Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien (IKT) und den Prozessen der Vergemeinschaftung zu verstehen, entwerfen die Projektmitarbeiter neue Forschungsmethoden. Diese führen die methodologischen Gedanken der szientistischen Sozialwissenschaft mit denen der Ethnomethodologie zusammen.
Year 2013
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70 Project

Conceptualizing Transnational Engagements: A Structure and Agency Perspective on (Hometown) Transnationalism

Authors Thomas Lacroix
Year 2014
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 8
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71 Journal Article

Mobility and the Transiency of Social Spaces: African Merchant Entrepreneurs in China

Authors Tabea Bork-Hueffer, Desheng Xue, Zhigang Li, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 6
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72 Journal Article

Transnationale Familien

Principal investigator David Schiefer (Principal Investigator)
Description
"Inhalt und Fragestellung Migrationsprozesse lassen sich nur angemessen verstehen, wenn man sie nicht nur als individuelle Handlungen, sondern als Teil komplexer familiärer Gesamtstrategien betrachtet. Infolge von Migrationen einzelner Familienmitglieder entstehen transnationale Beziehungsstrukturen, die für das Verständnis von Nach-, Rück- oder Weiterwanderungen sowie schlussendlich auch für die Integrationspfade der Zugewanderten mitbestimmend sind. Bekannt sind etwa Phänomene wie Fernbeziehungen, getrennte Familien (freiwillig oder aufgrund rechtlicher Barrieren), Migrationswaisen, ferngesteuerte Pflege oder Skype-Eltern. Während darüber in der theoretischen Migrationsforschung Konsens besteht, existieren nur unzureichende quantitative empirische Erhebungen dieser Phänomene. Nicht zuletzt die Diskussion um den Familiennachzug subsidiär Schutzberechtigter hat gezeigt, dass es an gesichertem systematischen Wissen über die genauen Muster der transnationalen Familienbeziehungen sowie über deren tatsächliche Effekte auf Migrations- und Integrationsprozesse fehlt. Ziel des Projektes ist daher der Aufbau einer langfristigen Beobachtung der transnationalen Familienbeziehungen von Zugewanderten in Deutschland sowie deren Effekte auf Migration und teils auch Integration. Ziel ist es, ein Monitoringsystem zu etablieren, das Auskunft über die Entwicklung der mit den Familienstrukturen verbundenen Zuwanderungs- und Abwanderungspotentiale gibt. Methodik Zunächst werden eine Literaturrecherche durchgeführt sowie bestehende Datensätze auf ihre Relevanz für dieses Projekt geprüft. In einer zweiten Phase werden die Grundzüge eines Monitoring entwickelt. Arbeitsschritte In einer ersten Phase des Projekts sollen die grundsätzliche Machbarkeit geprüft und entsprechende Instrumente und Designs entwickelt werden. Dazu wird zunächst der theoretische und empirische Erkenntnisstand systematisch erhoben und aufbereitet. Dies dient u.a. auch der Identifikation von geeigneten Indikatoren, die für ein Monitoring relevant sind. Parallel dazu werden vorhandene nationale und internationale Standarddatensätze, aber auch kleinere Erhebungen systematisch daraufhin überprüft, inwieweit sie die benötigten Informationen enthalten. Am Ende des Projektes stehen eine Empfehlung, ob und wie eine entsprechende Langzeitbeobachtung aufgebaut werden kann, und ein Projektantrag für die konkrete Umsetzung."
Year 2018
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73 Project

The Indian diaspora in global advocacy

Authors Ajay Gandhi
Year 2002
Journal Name Global Networks
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75 Journal Article

Transnationalism and Development: The Example of Moroccan Migrant Networks

Authors Thomas Lacroix
Year 2009
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 16
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76 Journal Article

Migrant Transnationalism and Modes of Transformation1

Authors Steven Vertovec
Year 2006
Journal Name International Migration Review
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77 Journal Article

Russian Migrant Journalists in Ukraine After the EuroMaidan: From ‘Middling Transnationals’ to ‘Voluntary Exiles’?

Authors Darya Malyutina
Year 2018
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review,
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78 Journal Article

Theorizing Black (African) Transnational Masculinities

Authors Dominic Pasura, Anastasia Christou
Year 2018
Journal Name MEN AND MASCULINITIES
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79 Journal Article

Towards an Iraqi diaspora engagement policy

Authors Martin Russell, Marion Noack
Year 2017
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80 Policy Brief

The emigration state and the modern geopolitical imagination

Authors Alan Gamlen
Year 2008
Journal Name POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
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81 Journal Article

Migration, ethnic concentration and firm entry : evidence from Italian regions

Authors Giulia BETTIN, Patrizio BIANCHI, Francesco NICOLLI, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name Regional Studies
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82 Journal Article

Making space for India in post-apartheid South Africa: Narrating diasporic subjectivities through classical song and dance

Authors Jen Dickinson
Year 2014
Journal Name EMOTION SPACE AND SOCIETY
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83 Journal Article

Russian Migrant Journalists in Ukraine After the EuroMaidan: From ‘Middling Transnationals’ to ‘Voluntary Exiles’?

Year 2018
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review,
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85 Journal Article

The mixed embeddedness of transnational migrant entrepreneurs: Moroccans in Amsterdam and Milan

Authors Giacomo Solano
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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87 Journal Article

Social Cohesion and Diaspora Politics

Authors Jonathan LAURENCE
Description
Faced with difficulties with the operation of their newly established Islam Councils, European governments are increasingly open to the involvement of erstwhile sending states in the social and religious lives of immigrant diasporas in Europe. This is especially visible in the provision of externally-funded religion services (imams and mosques) in the absence of viable domestic alternatives. This paper considers the British debate on social cohesion and offers some context and offers background on recent diaspora outreach from Morocco and Turkey. The sending states are natural partners of Europeans during the current phase of institution-building, and European governments have tried to channel these foreign influences to encourage the institutional integration of their Muslim minorities without ceding sovereignty over European citizens.
Year 2011
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88 Report

Norwegian residents of Indian origin : national and transnational integration

Authors Helge Hiram JENSEN, Geir Tore BRENNE
Description
This report provides an overview of existing social science knowledge about Norwegian residents of Indian origin. This is relevant for policy makers in Europe and India, because the Norwegian case, in spite of its small size, is well documented. On this basis, the report theorizes how diasporas produce economic development. The report starts with a critical literature review, and proceeds with thematic chapters on history, demography, socio-economic integration, legal framework, and socio-cultural integration. For each topic, the report summarizes findings from all existing quantitative and qualitative research, showing the Indian diaspora to be a particularly successful non-Western minority in a Western host country. The report, therefore, gives some sense of why the Indian diaspora in Norway is interpreted as successful case of economic and cultural integration. But the report also addresses the level of international integration, in economic and cultural terms, between the areas of arrival and the areas of origin. Pushing beyond the limitations of methodological nationalism, the report conceptualizes diaspora communities as transnational social capital, which contribute to future economic development, within the historical context of geographically uneven development. The report discusses the conceptual implications regarding key issues like internal and external colonialism, intersectional discrimination, national cultural plurality, and remittances as development strategy. In sum, the report suggests an approach for future diaspora research. The phenomena of socio-economic and socio-cultural モintegrationヤ should be discussed not only within a national context, as an issue of inclusion within a host nation, but also transnationally, as an issue of ties or even fellowship between different nations.
Year 2015
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89 Report

Asset or Liability: Transnational Links and Political Participation of Foreign‐Born Citizens in Taiwan

Authors Isabelle Cheng, Lara Momesso, Dafydd Fell
Year 2019
Journal Name International Migration
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90 Journal Article

Moldova : emigration and diaspora

Authors Valeriu MOSNEAGA
Description
Moldova’s newly gained independence has led to the population’s full-scale migration. Due to a difficult socio-economic situation and low life standards, migration has become a common practice. It is of two types: permanent and temporary emigration (international labor migration). Approximately 1 million Moldovan citizens were included in emigration processes, which had a negative impact on the country’s demographical safety and its socio-economic development. Moldova’s authorities are concerned about this, yet, the solution to the problem is in the democratic context – a freedom to enter and leave the country according to the migrant’s wishes. The migration policy is directed towards the regulation of migration processes; work with Moldovan Diasporas; development of policies that would stimulate the migrants’ desire to return home; interacting with different international organizations; creating a visa-free regime between Moldova and the European Union. This article analyzes the work of Moldovan authorities in this field, in the last 5 years.
Year 2012
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92 Report

‘Like a foreigner in my own homeland’: writing the dilemmas of return in the Vietnamese American diaspora

Authors Deborah Reed-Danahay
Year 2015
Journal Name Identities
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93 Journal Article

Diaspora by design? : multiple allegiances and belonging in contemporary global Catholicism

Authors Ester GALLO
Year 2010
Journal Name Diaspora
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94 Journal Article

Transnationales Handeln indischer Migranten in Deutschland

Principal investigator Carsten Butsch (Principal Investigator)
Description
Das Vorhaben widmet sich den transnationalen Netzwerken in Deutschland lebender indischer Migranten. Am Beispiel der indischen Community in Deutschland wird untersucht, welche Verbindungen zwischen indischen Migranten in Deutschland, ihren Herkunftsorten in Indien und zu der indischen Diaspora in anderen Ländern bestehen. Im Zentrum des Erkenntnisinteresses stehen die Veränderungsprozesse, die an unterschiedlichen Orten durch das transnationale Handeln indischer Migranten ausgelöst werden. Untersucht werden als potentielle Ursachen der Veränderungsprozesse: (1) die Relevanz transnationaler sozialer Verbindungen und ihre Bedeutung für Folgemigration, den Austausch von Informationen, Werten, Kapital etc., (2) die Konstruktion und Veränderung von Identität transnational handelnder Migranten, Modelle der Einbindung in verschiedene Gesellschaften sowie die damit zusammenhängenden Fragen der Staatsangehörigkeit, (3) die Wege von Kapital innerhalb der transnationalen Netzwerke, die Verwendung von Rimessen sowie die Wirkung nicht-finanzieller Unterstützungen sowie (4) das politische Engagement transnationaler indischer Migranten, die Diasporapolitik der indischen Regierung und die Wirkung der deutschen Einwanderungspolitik. Das Forschungsdesign sieht vor, Erhebungen an unterschiedlichen Orten durchzuführen, welche durch die Netzwerke transnational handelnder Migranten verbunden sind. Methodologisch wird ein mixed method research (MMR)-Ansatz verfolgt, der die Vorteile unterschiedlicher Methoden miteinander vereint und durch sequentielle Integration eine Anpassung und Fokussierung der genutzten Erhebungsinstrumente sicherstellt. Das Vorhaben leistet auf konzeptioneller Ebene einen Beitrag zur Vertiefung des Transnationalismuskonzepts. Der empirische Ertrag des Vorhabens liegt in der Untersuchung der Migrationssysteme der indischen Community in Deutschland, über die bisher nur in geringem Umfang, thematisch enge Publikationen vorliegen. Von besonderem Interesse sind hierbei die bisher wenig untersuchten triadischen Beziehungen innerhalb der Community, nach Indien und zu Kontaktpersonen in der weltweiten Diaspora.
Year 2014
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96 Project

Context-Based Qualitative Research and Multi-sited Migration Studies in Europe

Authors Russell King
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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97 Book Chapter

Supporting immigrant integration in Europe? : developing the governance for diaspora engagement

Authors Maria Vincenza DESIDERIO, Agnieszka WEINAR
Description
The governance of immigrant integration in European Union Member States is a complex process involving actors across multiple policy areas at national, local, and supranational levels of administration. In addition, origin-country actors are now increasingly involved in immigrant integration, mostly through engaging their diasporas in destination countries. As EU-level institutions become more involved in the governance of immigrant integration, this report offers a timely and systematic analysis of the wide range of institutional actors and structures involved in the integration process. Covering different levels of governance in destination and origin countries, the report assesses the design and implementation of initiatives affecting immigrant integration in multiple policy areas.
Year 2014
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98 Report

How to Measure Diasporas using Absentee Voter Censuses

Authors Victoria PRIETO ROSAS
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Abstract Availability of data is probably one of the most important determinants of progress in the social sciences and in demography in particular. Extra-territorial voting introduces a new data source for diaspora studies, a source that opens the way to the analysis of both dispersion over territory and political participation. Here we discuss the advantages and drawbacks of censuses for absentee voters as a data source in the territorial and demographic approach to diasporas, paying special attention to the Spanish Census for absentee voters. Résumé La disponibilité de données est probablement un des plus importants facteurs de progrès dans le domaine des sciences sociales et de la démographie en particulier. L’introduction du vote à l’étranger a ouvert de nouvelles perspectives dans le cadre de l’étude des diasporas. Cet article discute les avantages et les inconvénients des recensements des électeurs absents en tant que source de données dans une approche territoriale et démographique des diasporas. Il prête également une attention particulière au recensement espagnol des électeurs absents.
Year 2010
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99 Report

Transnational families

Year 2014
Book Title Migration: The COMPAS Anthology
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100 Book Chapter
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