The disruption of social and geographic space - Mexican-US migration and the emergence of transnational social spaces

Authors
Citation
L. Pries, The disruption of social and geographic space - Mexican-US migration and the emergence of transnational social spaces, INT SOCIOL, 16(1), 2001, pp. 55-74
Citations number
37
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0268-5809 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
55 - 74
Database
ISI
SICI code
0268-5809(200103)16:1<55:TDOSAG>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
In the last decade of the 20th century globalization as a key concept in so cial sciences and political debate indicated a general shift in the (percep tion of the) relation between the social and the spatial. At the same time, in migration studies, as a central field for studying this ongoing reconfi guration of social and spatial relations, the focus of transnationalism bec ame very promising. Based on empirical research and conceptual reflections this article focuses on the growing importance of transmigration as a speci fic type of migration in transnational social spaces. It considers transnat ional social spaces as a key concept for understanding the current dynamics of international migration as well as new arrangements of the social and t he spatial in human life in general.