The Human Dynamics of Migrant Transnationalism

Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(8):1452-1477, 2008

22 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2012

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Jørgen Carling

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); University of Oslo - Department of Sociology and Human Geography

Date Written: March 1, 2007

Abstract

How is migrant transnationalism shaped by the human dynamics of relationships between mi-grants and non-migrants? This question is addressed through an analysis of asymmetries between migrants and non-migrants in three spheres of transnational life: the moralities of transnationalism, information and imagination in transnational relations, and transnational resource inequalities. Understanding transnational practices such as sending remittances and facilitating migration, it is argued, requires attention to the dynamics of the relationships between individuals. Fieldwork material from Cape Verde and the Netherlands is combined with secondary literature from other parts of the world in order to develop an analytical framework for comparative research.

Keywords: Transnationalism, migrants, non-migrants, moralities, resources, information

JEL Classification: D64, D82, F22, J61

Suggested Citation

Carling, Jørgen, The Human Dynamics of Migrant Transnationalism (March 1, 2007). Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(8):1452-1477, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2131335

Jørgen Carling (Contact Author)

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) ( email )

Oslo, NO-0134
Norway

University of Oslo - Department of Sociology and Human Geography

Moltke Moesvei 31
Oslo, 0851
Norway

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