Edited by Philip Crang, Claire Dwyer, Peter Jackson
Routledge – 2004 – 208 pages
Social relations in our globalising world are increasingly stretched out across the borders of two or more nation-states. Yet, despite the growing academic interest in transnational economic networks, political movements and cultural forms, too little attention has been paid to the transformations of space that these processes both reflect and reproduce.
Transnational Spaces takes a innovative perspective, looking at transnationalism as a social space that can be occupied by a wide range of actors, not all of whom are themselves directly connected to transnational migrant communities.
1. Introduction: the Spaces of Transnationalism 2. Tracing Transnationalities Through Commodity Culture 3. It's Hip to be Asian: the Local and Global Networks of Asian Fashion Entrepreneurs 4. Returning, Remitting, Reshaping: Non-Resident Indians and the Transformation of Society and Space in Punjab, India 5. Transnationalism in the Margins: Hegemony and the Shadow State 6. Transnational Migrants and the Geographical Imperative 7. Constructing Masculinities in Transnational Space: Singapore Men on the 'Regional Beat' 8. A European Space for Transnationalism?
Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. Philip Crang is Reader in Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Claire Dwyer is Lecturer in Geography at University College London.