Material Aspects of Transnational Social Fields: An Introduction

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Material Aspects of Transnational Social Fields: An Introduction
Author(s) Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja
Date 2009
English abstract
The author argues that ethnographic insights into migrants' personal relations achieved through objects, and their involvement in social networks provided through objects, can open up new avenues of understanding and contribute to the creation of new conceptual lenses in studies of migration. Conceptual and methodological issues are discussed, and the themes outlined, that connect ethnographic examples presented in the contributions to the following thematic section in this issue. Most important is the reconsideration of the migrants' presupposed collective identities. The claims to and representations of (usually ethnic) belonging may be detached from the ways in which people fashion their transnational social fields.
Publisher Slovenian Migration Institute at the SRC SASA
Host/Issue Dve domovini / Two Homelands;29
Volume 29
ISSN 0353-6777
Pages 105-114
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) transnational social field
object
ethnography
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8484 Permalink to this page

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