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A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Nancy L Green and Roger Waldinger

Abstract

The burgeoning literature on immigrant transnationalism is one of the academic success stories of our times. Yet having reminded scholars that migrants, in leaving home for a new life abroad, inevitably tie place of origin and destination together, scholars of transnationalism have also insisted that today's cross-border connections are unprecedented. This collection of articles by sociologically minded historians and historically minded sociologists highlights both the long-term persistence and the continuing instability of home country connections. Encompassing societies of origin and destin ... More

Keywords: home country, connections, population movements, homeland, destination, immigration, emigration, geopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040443
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040443.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy L Green, editor
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Roger Waldinger, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

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Introduction

Roger Waldinger and Nancy L. Green

Part I The State and Transnationalism

Chapter 1 The “Return Politics” of a Sending Country

Caroline Douki Translated from the French by William Bishop

Chapter 2 Portuguese Migrants and Portugal

Victor Pereira Translated from the French by Miguel Cardoso

Chapter 3 Japanese Brazilians (1908–2013)

Mônica Raisa Schpun Translation from Portuguese (Brazil) by Sarah Abel

Part II Immigrants and the Periodization of Transnationalism

Chapter 9 Transnationalism and Migration in the Colonial and Postcolonial Context

Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard Translated from the French by Melanie Moore