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  • Perspectives on Nation Unbound: The Transnational Migration in the Current Conjuncture

    Monday, September 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    The Wenner-Gren Foundation

    Presented by the Anthropology Section

    In 1994 in Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Dilemmas and the Deterritorialized Nation-State, Linda Basch, Cristina Szanton Blanc and I, three anthropologists, argued for a transnational paradigm for the study of migration. Nations Unbound analyzed the structural contingencies within which and the processes through which increasing numbers of people of migrant background created transnational social fields that connected them to two or more nation-states. In this talk, I will address the ways the transnational migration paradigm was adopted, critiqued or celebrated, the ways in which the initial paradigm spoke to the global historical conjuncture, and the degree to which Nations Unbound speaks to the contemporary global transformations.

    A reception will precede the meeting at 6:00 pm.

    Keynote Speaker

    Nina Glick Schiller

    University of Manchester, UK
    Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
    COMPAS, Oxford University


    Linda Basch

    Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow Athena Fellow
    Barnard College President Emerita
    National Council for Research on Women/Re:Gender

    Registration Pricing

    This meeting is free.