Perspectives on Nation Unbound: The Transnational Migration in the Current Conjuncture
Monday, September 22, 2014
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.
Nina Glick Schiller
University of Manchester, UK
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
COMPAS, Oxford University
Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow Athena Fellow
Barnard College President Emerita
National Council for Research on Women/Re:Gender
This meeting is free.