Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures


Author: H. Thorpe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230390749
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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This book contributes to recent debates in transnationalism, mobilities and migration studies by offering the first in-depth sociological examination of the global phenomenon of action sports and the transnational networks and connections being established within and across local contexts around the world.

The Critical Surf Studies Reader


Author: Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee,Alexander Sotelo Eastman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822372827
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 480
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The evolution of surfing—from the first forms of wave-riding in Oceania, Africa, and the Americas to the inauguration of surfing as a competitive sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—traverses the age of empire, the rise of globalization, and the onset of the digital age, taking on new meanings at each juncture. As corporations have sought to promote surfing as a lifestyle and leisure enterprise, the sport has also narrated its own epic myths that place North America at the center of surf culture and relegate Hawai‘i and other indigenous surfing cultures to the margins. The Critical Surf Studies Reader brings together eighteen interdisciplinary essays that explore surfing's history and development as a practice embedded in complex and sometimes oppositional social, political, economic, and cultural relations. Refocusing the history and culture of surfing, this volume pays particular attention to reclaiming the roles that women, indigenous peoples, and people of color have played in surfing. Contributors. Douglas Booth, Peter Brosius, Robin Canniford, Krista Comer, Kevin Dawson, Clifton Evers, Chris Gibson, Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Scott Laderman, Kristin Lawler, lisahunter, Colleen McGloin, Patrick Moser, Tara Ruttenberg, Cori Schumacher, Alexander Sotelo Eastman, Glen Thompson, Isaiah Helekunihi Walker, Andrew Warren, Belinda Wheaton

Religion in Diaspora

Cultures of Citizenship
Author: Sondra L. Hausner,Jane Garnett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137400307
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
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This edited collection addresses the relationship between diaspora, religion and the politics of identity in the modern world. It illuminates religious understandings of citizenship, association and civil society, and situates them historically within diverse cultures of memory and state traditions.

Migration, Space and Transnational Identities

The British in South Africa
Author: D. Conway,P. Leonard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137319135
Category: Political Science
Page: 219
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Twenty years after the post-apartheid Government took office, this timely text interrogates the extent to which the attitudes, identities and everyday lives of British people have changed in accordance with the 'new' South Africa. New ethnographic research is drawn upon to explore important questions of mobility, locality and identity.

Insider Research on Migration and Mobility

International Perspectives on Researcher Positioning
Author: Lejla Voloder,Liudmila Kirpitchenko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317116011
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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With an increasing proportion of migration and mobility field studies being conducted by migrants and members of ethnic minorities in 'home' contexts, the implications of 'insider research' are increasingly subject critical scrutiny. Researchers who may share migration experiences or cultural, ethnic, linguistic or religious identities with their participants are exploring the means, ethics and politics of mobilizing ’insider capital’ for the purpose of gaining access to and representing research participants. Bringing together the latest international scholarship in the sociology and anthropology of migration, this volume explores the complexities, joys and frustrations of conducting ’insider’ research. The book offers analyses of key methodological, ethical and epistemological challenges faced by migration researchers as they question the ways in which they come to identify with their research topic or their participants. Addressing questions of identity and categorization, ethics and methodology, epistemology and situated knowledge, Insider Research on Migration and Mobility will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in migration, mobilities, diaspora studies and ethnic and racial identities, as well as those interested in qualitative research design and analysis.

Global Nomads and Extreme Mobilities


Author: Päivi Kannisto
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317127544
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Presenting a ground-breaking study of the emerging phenomenon of location-independence, this book examines the way in which the practices of 'global nomads', who live on the road, without fixed abode, place of employment or localised circle of friends, question many of the unwritten norms and ideals that characterise settled life in societies. With the lifestyles of global nomads blurring the boundaries between travel, migration, and dwelling, Global Nomads and Extreme Mobilities draws on in-depth interviews with a worldwide group of location-independent travellers, together with virtual and instant ethnography and discourse analysis, to show how lives oriented around extreme forms of mobility offer researchers in migration, tourism and mobilities a unique opportunity for examining the complex subjectivities and power relations associated with multi-mobility. With close attention to the nationalistic, political, and travel-related attachments of global nomads and the ways in which their own representation and justification of their lifestyles and subjectivities constitute a power negotiation, the book examines 'global nomads' social and intimate relationships and the forms of exclusion and discrimination that they encounter, raising the question of whether they live inside or outside societies - and indeed, whether there can be any life outside societies. A re-assessment of much contemporary research in the fields of mobility, migration and tourism studies, Global Nomads and Extreme Mobilities will appeal to scholars across the social sciences.

Citizenship and its Others


Author: Bridget Anderson,Vanessa Hughes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137435089
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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This edited volume analyzes citizenship through attention to its Others, revealing the partiality of citizenship's inclusion and claims to equality by defining it as legal status, political belonging and membership rights. Established and emerging scholars explore the exclusion of migrants, welfare claimants, women, children and others.

Migration, Citizenship, and Development

Diasporic Membership Policies and Overseas Indians in the United States
Author: Daniel Naujoks
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 9780198084983
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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This book combines political, sociological, and economic approaches in order to examine how citizenship policies for emigrants affect development in the country of origin. It explores the effect of the Overseas Citizenship of India on remittances, investment, philanthropy, return migration and political lobbying by diasporic Indians in the United States.

Diaspora for Development in Africa


Author: Sonia Plaza,Dilip Ratha
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821382586
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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The diaspora of developing countries can be a potent force for development, through remittances, but more importantly, through promotion of trade, investment, knowledge and technology transfers. The book aims to consolidate research and evidence on these issues with a view to formulating policies in both sending and receiving countries.

Translocal Geographies

Spaces, Places, Connections
Author: Ayona Datta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317007050
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.

Flexible Citizenship

The Cultural Logics of Transnationality
Author: Aihwa Ong
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322696
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
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Ethnographic and theoretical accounts of the transnational practices of Chinese elites, showing how they constitute a dispersed Chinese public, but also how they reinforce the strength of capital and the state.

Migration in a Globalised World

New Research Issues and Prospects
Author: Cédric Audebert,Mohamed Kamel Doraï
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089641572
Category: Political Science
Page: 215
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This broad thematic study offers a major new research perspective on international migration in the context of globalisation.

Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities

Ethnographies of Human Mobilities in Asia
Author: Barak Kalir,Malini Sur
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089644083
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This book is a collection of ethnographies of transnational migration and border crossings in Asia. Interdisciplinary in scope, it addresses issues of mobility and Diaspora from various vantage points. Unique to this volume is an emphasis of studying globalisation from below, privileging the narratives and views of “people on the move” – or the transnational underclass – and their sense of belonging to places and communities. The collection is further distinguished by its focus on the sources of authority and the social configurations that are created in the intersections between legality and illegality across Asia. Though previous studies on transnational flows have deconstructed the notion of nation-states as having fixed political boundaries, and have engaged in spaces beyond the nation-states, seldom has an entire region, Asia, been privileged in one integrated volume. We emphasize hitherto marginalized debates that have significant policy relevance. Other than a serious academic interest from lecturers and students, we are confident that book will be of significant interest for development practitioners and NGOs.

Diaspora and Transnationalism

Concepts, Theories and Methods
Author: Rainer Bauböck,Thomas Faist
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642382
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Diaspora & transnationalism are widely used concepts in academic & political discourses. Although originally referring to quite different phenomena, they increasingly overlap today. Such inflation of meanings goes hand in hand with a danger of essentialising collective identities. This book analyses this topic.

The Migration Conference 2017 Programme and Abstracts Book


Author: Ibrahim Sirkeci,Fethiye Tilbe,Mehtap Erdogan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1910781681
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Migration Conference 2017 hosted by Harokopio University, Athens from 23 to 26 August. The 5th conference in our series, the 2017 Conference was probably the largest scholarly gathering on migration with a global scope. Human mobility, border management, integration and security, diversity and minorities as well as spatial patterns, identity and economic implications have dominated the public agenda and gave an extra impetus for the study of movers and non-movers over the last decade or so. Throughout the program of the Migration Conference you will find various key thematic areas are covered in about 400 presentations by about 400 colleagues coming from all around the world from Australia to Canada, China to Mexico, South Africa to Finland. We are also proud to bring you opportunities to meet with some of the leading scholars in the field. Our line of keynote speakers include Saskia Sassen, Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino, Neli Esipova, and Yuksel Pazarkaya.

Interrogating Intersectionalities, Gendering Mobilities, Racializing Transnationalism


Author: Laura Oso,Ramon Grosfoguel,Anastasia Christou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415786973
Category:
Page: 134
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Encouraging a conversation among scholars working with questions of transnationalism from the perspective of gender and race, this book explores the intersectionality between these two forms of oppression and their relation to transnational migration. How do sexism and racism articulate the experience of transnational migrants? What is the complex relationship between minorities and migrants in terms of gender and racial discrimination? What are the empirical and theoretical insights gained by an analysis that emphasizes the 'intersectionality' between gender and race? What empirical agenda can be developed out of these questions? Bringing a transnational lens to studies of migration from an intersectional perspective, the contributors focus on how power geometries, articulated through sexisms and racisms, are experienced in relation to a migration and/or minority context. They also challenge the rather fixed notions of what constitutes an intersectional approach to the study of oppressions in social interactions. Finally, the book's inter- and multi-disciplinary range exhibits a variety of methodological 'takes' on the issue of transnational intersectionalities in migration and minority context. Taken together, the volume adds theoretical, empirical and historical insight to ethnic, racial, gender and migration studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.

New Immigration Destinations

Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas
Author: Ruth McAreavey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351661213
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Current population movements involve both established and new destinations, often encompassing marginal and rural communities and resulting in a whole new set of issues for these communities. New Immigration Destinations examines structural forces and individual strategies and behaviour to highlight the opportunities and challenges for ‘new’ destination areas arising from new economic and cultural mobility. Representing a "second wave" in studies of in-migration, this volume examines patterns in "non-traditional" rural and peripheral migration destinations, with a particular case study on Northern Ireland. Indeed, focusing mainly on events in the host society, this book shows how processes of migrant incorporation are complex and rely on multifarious influences including the state, community, individuals and families. Accordingly, the book develops of migration and social integration within rural/peripheral destinations. This subsequently provides clarification of many of the contested concepts including transnationalism; integration, acculturation and assimilation; ‘new’ destinations; and migrants and ethnic minorities. Focusing on the local and the micro with a strong sense of research, social and policy reality, this timely volume critically engages with original theories of migration, thus providing a much fuller conceptual and theoretical understanding that is required in the emerging field of migration studies within a rapidly changing and uncertain world. This book’s interdisciplinary nature will appeal to policymakers, scholars, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines including Sociology (Race and Ethnic Studies), Human Geography (Migration, Demography), Political Economy and Community Development.

Beyond Bollywood

The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film
Author: Jigna Desai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135887209
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 296
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Beyond Bollywood is the first comprehensive look at the emergence, development, and significance of contemporary South Asian diasporic cinema. From a feminist and queer perspective, Jigna Desai explores the hybrid cinema of the "Brown Atlantic" through a close look at films in English from and about South Asian diasporas in the United States, Canada, and Britain, including such popular films as My Beautiful Laundrette, Fire, Monsoon Wedding, and Bend it Like Beckham.

International Migration and Social Theory


Author: Karen O'Reilly
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137265388
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Affecting millions across the globe every day, international migration encompasses a wide range of concerns. It is not only a central dynamic in processes of globalization and government policy-making, but also a deeply personal topic that cuts to the heart of notions of identity, home and belonging. International Migration and Social Theory provides a clear map of this field, and shows how social theory can illuminate our understanding of the way we move around the globe. Explaining and critiquing a wide range of theories, approaches and concepts, the text provides a new theoretical framework for future study and applies it to extended empirical case studies. The book explores core migration topics, from labour and lifestyle migration to refugees and the role of women, to shed light on the implications of migration at global, national and personal levels. This compelling text traces key trends in this diverse field to provide a clear overview of international migration today. It presents invaluable insights for students and researchers in Sociology, Politics and Migration Studies.

Migrations in a Global Context

Transitions and Transformations Emerging from International Human Mobility
Author: Claire H. Firth,Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz
Publisher: Universidad de Deusto
ISBN: 849830637X
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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This new volume of the series on International Migrations brings together eight articles by members and collaborators of the University of Deusto Research Unit on migration. Although not a monograph, all the contributions in this volume explore in different ways the transitions and transformations that take place in individuals and whole societies as a result of migratory processes.