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The Making of World Society

Perspectives from Transnational Research


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Remus Gabriel Anghel(Hg.), Eva Gerharz(Hg.), Gilberto Rescher(Hg.), Monika Salzbrunn(Hg.), The Making of World Society (2015), transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, ISBN: 9783839408353

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Descripción / Abstract

Do the current changes of both geographical and symbolic boundaries lead to the emergence of a world society? How do transnational migration, communication and worldwide economic and political networks manifest themselves in globalised modernity?
This book presents innovative contributions to transnationalisation research and world society theory based on empirical studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Practicable methodologies complete theoretical inquiries and provide examples of applied research, which also might be used in teaching.


Remus Gabriel Anghel (MA) is a PhD student at the faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld. Currently he is employed at the Romanian Institute for Minority Studies, Cluj. His research interests are migration and transnationalism.
Eva Gerharz (Dr. phil.) teaches social anthropology and development sociology at the Transnationalisation and Development Research Centre, University of Bielefeld. Her fields of research include globalization, transnationalisation, ethnicity, and development.
Gilberto Rescher (Dr. phil.) is sociologist and coordinator of the Latin American Studies program at the University of Hamburg and has been teaching at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the University of Bielefeld. His research interests include local politics, development, migration, transnationality/translocality, indigenous/ethnic groups, gender and qualitative methodology and he did intensive ethnographic research in Mexico, Nicaragua and the Philippines.
Monika Salzbrunn (Prof. Dr. rer. soc./Docteure en anthropologie sociale et ethnologie) is professor of religion, migration, diaspora at the University of Lausanne and director of the Institut de Sciences Sociales des Religions Contemporaines (ISSRC).


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  • Cover The Making of World Society
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Making Of World Society
  • Transnationality: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges
  • Transnationalisation in North and South: Concepts, Methodology and Venues for Research
  • Transnationalisation, Translocal Spaces, Gender and Development - Methodological Challenges
  • World Society, Transnationalism and Champs Migratoires: Reflections on German, Anglo-Saxon and French Academic Debates
  • Transnationalism, Political Participation and New Forms of Belonging
  • Euro-Alevis: From Gastarbeiter to Transnational Community
  • Identity Politics as an Expression of European Citizenship Practice: Participation of Transnational Migrants in Local Political Conflicts
  • Mothering in Migration: Transnational Strategies of Polish Women in Italy
  • Transnationalism and Development
  • Opening to the World: Translocal Post-War Reconstruction in Northern Sri Lanka
  • Transnationality, Translocal Citizenship and Gender Relations: Transformation of Rural Community Organisation, Local Politics and Development
  • Networks, Hubs, Localities
  • A Global City-State of Finance - the Staging of Singapore as Financial Hub between Global and Local Rhetoric
  • The Transnational Management of Hazardous Chemicals
  • IT Usage and Transnational Identity Formations
  • 'Do you really talk about emotions on the phone .. ?': Content of Distance Communication as a Structuring Moment of the Modern World Society
  • Does lt Matter Where You Are? - Transnational Migration, Internet Usage and the Emergence of Global Togetherness
  • The lndernet - A German Network in a Transnational Space
  • Are We All Transnationalists Now?
  • Contributors

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