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A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Nancy L Green and Roger Waldinger


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


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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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