Communities Across Borders
New Immigrants and Transnational Cultures
Edited by Paul Kennedy, Victor Roudometof
Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge – 224 pages
Communities across Borders examines the many ways in which national, ethnic or religious groups, professions, businesses and cultures are becoming increasingly tangled together.
It show how this entanglement is the result of the vast flows of people, meanings, goods and money that now migrate between countries and world regions. Now the effectiveness and significance of electronic technologies for interpersonal communication (including cyber-communities and the interconnectedness of the global world economy) simultaneously empowers even the poorest people to forge effective cultures stretching national borders, and compels many to do so to escape injustice and deprivation.
1. Introduction: Transnationalism in a Global Age Part I: New Immigrants 2. Migrant Communities and Class: Croatians in Western Australia 3. Greek Americans and Transnationalism: Religion, Class and Community 4. Emergent Diaspora or Immigrant Communities? Turkish Immigrants in the Netherlands 5. Boundaries of Diaspora Identity: the Case of Central and East African-Asians in Canada 6. Transnational Expansion of 'Class Struggle' and the Mediation of Sport in Diaspora: the World Cup and Iranian Exiles Part II: Transnational Cultures 7. Bringing it all Home: Italian-Canadians' Remaking of Canadian History 8. Cieszyn Silesia: a Transnational Community under Re-Construction 9. Global Industries and Local Agents: Becoming a World Class Manager in the Mexico-USA Border Region 10. Punk and Globalization: Mexico City and Toronto 11. Navigations: Visual Identities and the Pacific Cultural Subject in a Global Frame 12. Home Away from Home? Transnationalism and the Canadian Citizenship Regime