Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089644084 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities

Ethnographies of Human Mobilities in Asia

Edited by Barak Kalir and Malini Sur

Edited by Barak Kalir and Malini Sur

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

264 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089644084 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book is a collection of ethnographies of transnational migration and border crossings in Asia. Interdisciplinary in scope, it addresses issues of mobility and Diaspora from various vantage points. Unique to this volume is an emphasis of studying globalisation from below, privileging the narratives and views of “people on the move” – or the transnational underclass – and their sense of belonging to places and communities. The collection is further distinguished by its focus on the sources of authority and the social configurations that are created in the intersections between legality and illegality across Asia. Though previous studies on transnational flows have deconstructed the notion of nation-states as having fixed political boundaries, and have engaged in spaces beyond the nation-states, seldom has an entire region, Asia, been privileged in one integrated volume. We emphasize hitherto marginalized debates that have significant policy relevance. Other than a serious academic interest from lecturers and students, we are confident that book will be of significant interest for development practitioners and NGOs.
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