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The Limits of Transnationalism

Nancy L. Green


It has been just over twenty-five years since “transnationalism” was born – as a perspective, a concept, and a research project. It fit easily into the globalization talk of the late 20th century and seemed obvious once revealed. Transnationalism means many things to many people, from crossing physical borders to crossing intellectual ones. Many use transnationalism to argue that we cannot do history in one country. For historians, transnationalism has become both a historiographic perspective and a search for and analysis of transnationals/isms past, be they in the form of movement of ideas, ... More

Keywords: agency, globalization, historiography, migration, migration studies, mobility, networks, transnationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226608143
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226608310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy L. Green, author
École des hautes études en sciences sociales