Transnational Agency and Migration
Actors, Movements, and Social Support
Edited by Stefan Köngeter, Wendy Smith
Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
Migrants, both spatially and mentally, no longer settle in only one national territory but interact or move across borders regularly, profoundly challenging the nation-state and the image of society as a container. This volume explores the ways in which migrants connect social worlds across national boundaries through a variety of social practices, and how they maintain agency in situations where their capacity to act is constrained by nation-states and their borders.
1. Between Empowerment and Exploitation. Migrant Women’s Transnational Practices on the Northern Mexican Border
2. Shaping Community, Building Social Capital: Community-based Programs among African Refugee Women in Australia
3. Return Migration as an Engine of Social Change? Reverse Diasporas’ Capital Investments at Home: A Comparative Perspective
II. Transnational Movements
4. The Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice in the International Criminal Court
5. People Living with HIV and AIDS in Thailand and the Transnational Access Campaign
6. Asian New Religious Movements as Transnational Cultural Systems
7. Interfaith Networking in Malaysia
8. The Transnationalization of Knowledge: The Settlement Movement in Toronto and Berlin
III. Transnational Education and Social Support
9. Educational provision for Children of Circular Migrants in the EU
10. ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Learning Democracy’: An educationalist Perspective on Transnational Studies
11. Transnational Social Work: Developments and Perspectives in the Profession
12. A complex field: Transnational NGOs and Social Work
13. Social Security in Transnational Legal Space: Limitations and Opportunities
Stefan Köngeter is a Postdoc Research Fellow in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Wendy Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Monash University.