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Title State/nation/transnation : perspectives on transnationalism in the Asia-Pacific / edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Katie Willis
Published New York : Routledge, 2004


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Description xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Transnationalism. Routledge research in transnationalism ; 12
Transnationalism. Routledge research in transnationalism ; 12
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- List of illustrations -- Notes on contributors -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction: transnationalism as a challenge to the nation -- Katie Willis, Brenda S.A. Yeoh And S.M. Abdul Khader Fakhri -- 2. The myth of the controllability of difference: labour migration, transnational -- communities and state strategies in the Asia-Pacific region -- Stephen Castles -- 3. Spheres of speculation and middling transnational migrants: Chinese-Indonesians in the -- Asia-Pacific -- Donald M. Nonini -- 4. Citizenship and differential exclusion of immigrants in Japan -- Keiko Yamanaka -- 5. Is there a transnation? Migrancy and the national homeland among overseas -- Filipinos -- Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr. -- 6. Expatriating is patriotic? The discourse on 'new migrants' in the People's Republic of -- China and identity construction among recent migrants from the PRC -- PµL NYÖRI -- 7. From nation to networks and back again: transnationalism, class and national identity in -- Malaysia -- Tim Bunnell -- 8. Indian information technology professionals' world system: the nation and the -- transnation in individuals' migration strategies -- Xiang Biao -- 9. Beyond transnational nationalism: questioning Chinese diaspora's borders in the global -- city -- Ien Ang -- 10. Democracy, culture and the politics of gate-keeping in Cambodia: the transnation goes -- home -- Caroline Hughes -- 11. Internal transnationalism and the formation of the Vietnamese diaspora -- Andrew Hardy -- 12. Shifting the axis: feminism and the transnational imaginary -- Vera Mackie -- Index
Summary "State/Nation/Transnation challenges the assumption that transnational movements herald the death of the nation-state per se, arguing rather that they involve a reconfiguration." "This book takes as its main theme the interconnections between conceptions of the state, the nation and the transnation as they are played out in the Asia-Pacific arena - one of the globe's most prominent regions in terms of human mobility and migrations. Grounded in in-depth research, each chapter explores the productive possibilities of the tensions between the nation-state and the transnation. It concludes that while there is potential for transnational forms of activity to challenge the existing power structures of the nation-state, it is also clear that existing axes of power and influence are often maintained, or are reinscribed in new ways."
"Containing both theoretical chapters and detailed case studies, this volume will interest students and researchers of migration, the Asia-Pacific and the future of the nation-state."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization.
Foreign workers -- Asia.
Foreign workers -- Pacific Area.
Asians -- Foreign countries.
Asia -- Emigration and immigration.
Pacific Area -- Emigration and immigration.
Author Yeoh, Brenda S. A.
Willis, Katie, 1968-
LC no. 2003019867
ISBN 041530279X Hardback
0203497341 ebook
OTHER TI Ebook library collection