Communities across Borders: New Immigrants and Transnational by Paul T. Kennedy, Victor Roudometof PDF

By Paul T. Kennedy, Victor Roudometof

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ISBN-13: 9780203164907

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Groups throughout Borders examines the various ways that nationwide, ethnic or non secular teams, professions, companies and cultures have gotten more and more tangled jointly. It exhibit how this entanglement is the results of the massive flows of individuals, meanings, items and funds that now migrate among international locations and global areas. Now the effectiveness and importance of digital applied sciences for interpersonal conversation (including cyber-communities and the interconnectedness of the worldwide international economic system) concurrently empowers even the poorest humans to forge potent cultures stretching nationwide borders, and compels many to take action to flee injustice and deprivation.

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Yugoslav– Dalmatian vs. Croatian). The tension between them tended to ease as the war in the homeland halted in the mid-1990s and the political situation normalised. What an outsider’s gaze usually identifies as a single ‘Croatian community’ is in fact a conglomerate of diverse groups: some of them tightly knit and some only loosely connected; some formalised in associations and clubs and some entirely informal and private. The divisions within these groups run along political as well as class lines.

1992; Basch et al. 1994; Guarnizo and Smith 1998; Portes 2000). Many observers (for example, Smith and Guarnizo 1998; Portes et al. 1999; Vertovec 1999; Vertovec and Cohen 1999) have argued that the new forms of communications technology and mass transport are giving rise to unparalleled opportunities for the members of migrant national communities to opt for the perpetuation of active transnational linkages between homeland and host country in preference to assimilation because such technologies have placed the power to create a simultaneity of experience and feeling right into the hands of migrants themselves (Smith 1998: 213).

For this generation of city dwellers – all except one of the interviewees from this wave came from the four largest Croatian cities, and the majority came from the capital – spatial mobility has been a fact of life. These migrants grew up in a modern urban environment and were not born into a ‘community of fate’. Rather, they felt the communities 34 Val Colic-Peisker they belonged to were something they, as individuals, could create and recreate. In their modern outlook, the individual was an ideological starting point, and the collective was a derivation.

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