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

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

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Wenner-Gren Foundation

Presented By

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

Discussant

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.

Travel & Lodging

Meeting Location

The Wenner-Gren Foundation

470 Park Avenue South, between 31st and 32nd Streets
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016