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This book deals with transnationalism and captures its singularity as a generalized phenomenon. The profusion of transnational communities is a factor of fluidity in social orders and represents confrontations between contingencies and basic socio-cultural drives. It has created a new era different from the past at essential respects. This is an age of enriching cultural diversity fraught with threatening risks inextricably linked to contemporary globalization. National sovereignty is eroded from above by global processes, from below by aspirations of sub-national groups, and from the sides - by transnational allegiances. This is the backdrop against which this book delves into the fundamental issues relating to the nature, scope and overall significance of transnationalism.Results from the CIEP study indicate that, contrary to the conventional assimilation story, the maintenance and cultivation ... In light of these findings, we hypothesize that assimilation to the host country and participation in transnational ... whether immigrants or refugees, tend to form non-political hometown civic committees in support of the localities left ... cultural institutions there seek to maintain an active presence among their expatriates (Itzigsohn and Saucedo 2002, Guarnizo et al.

Author:Eliezer Ben Rafael, Yitzhak Sternberg
Publisher:BRILL - 2009


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