Transnational Professionals and their Cosmopolitan Universes

Magdalena Nowicka

Magdalena Nowicka

Distributed for Campus Verlag

With a foreword by Ulrich Beck
260 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-3/8
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9783593381558 Published December 2006
This book focuses on the relationship between physical space and social mobility, focusing on the new phenomenon of the “international professional” who makes the world his home. Mobile people, Magdalena Nowicka reveals, create their own spatial and cultural universes through daily routines and practices. Even the choice of a specific residence, Nowicka shows, has definite local and global consequences. Grounded in the influential theories of Ulrich Beck as well as the latest research in the sociology of space, Transnational Professionals and their Cosmopolitan Universes is an important contribution to continuing debates on globalization and sociology.
Contents
Foward by Ulrich Beck
List of figures
List of tables
 
PART 1 MOBILITY AND SPACE IN MODERNITY
 
     1. Introduction
     2. Mobility in the age of globalization
     3. Towards the modern universe
 
PART 2 MOBILITY BEYOND THE NATIONS
 
     4. Moblie professionals and their life-projects
 
PART 3 SPATIAL RELATIONS RECONSIDERED
 
     5. Mobilization and disembedding processes
     6. Placing
     7. Spacing
     8. Conclusions
 
Bibliography
 
ANNEXES
 
Annex A. Interview Design
Annex B. Questionnaire
Annex C. Transcription rules
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