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Transnational points of departure.docx

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GEOG 2210
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J.Wright

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Transnational points of departure ● Transnational scholarship is suspicious of the way immigrants are defined and classified >> Definitions and classifications revolve largely around concept of nation-state >> Nation-state is important concept in defining terms of immigrants, but in era of globalization, must be considered in light of nation-states participating in global economic and political practices ● Transnationalism questions the conceptual and political usefulness of these definitions and classifications of immigrants >> Classifications are too rigid (e.g. either refugee or immigrant?) >> Rigidity does not reflect nuances in why people migrate, etc. Daily life in transnational communities (poststructuralist view) ● Transmigrants able
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