This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to build on both the contributions and critiques of the transnational perspective to shed new light on the cross-border activities of migrants and states over the past century and more, emphasizing changing circumstances and changing practices over the longue durée. By bringing together a group of historically minded sociologists and sociologically minded historians, it looks at the transnational practices of migrants under an expanded temporal framework, showing that they are not a turn-of-the-twenty-first-century phenomenon. In so doing, it also demonstrates that the pattern of historical change is far more complicated than the now-then contrasts that have thus far preoccupied scholarly discussions. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.
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