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Basic idea: people find out assimilation could not help to understand lot of
Travel back and forth, through the technologies. Maintain the contact with
friends back home. Close contact.
Types of transnational relation
1.Self initiated vs. active recruitment: Not like active recruitment. More
about self-initiated activity. Everything is about self-initiated.
2.Alternative economic adaptation: in the past, we thought of finding better
job here. Now utilize the advantage and have economy tie with someone
3.Dependency: this kind of transnationalism continue because of
transnational linkage. Economic transnational linkage can only occur in the
larger transnational linkage. First need to maintain the transnational linkage
then the transnational tie.
In the one hand trying to integrate into the new country at the other hand
find migrants trying to participate in the political action back home. Motivate
people to vote for certain parties back home.
Also involve in the political process back home.
It is not only about the host country but also the home country. Positive
relation between the two countries.
Home country Vs. host country
Transnational social field
Social networks without reference to geopolitical boundaries
Entry point of discussion
Unit of analysis. Entry point of discussion is about the transnational social field in the t