Everyday Europe : Social transnationalism in an unsettled continent
Bristol : Policy Press
Transnationalism, Europe, Identity, Mobility, Boundaries
[résumé éditeur] Drawing on unique research and rich data on cross-border practices, this book offers an empirically-based view on Europeans’ interconnections in everyday life. It looks at the ways in which EU residents have been getting closer across national frontiers: in their everyday experiences of foreign countries – work, travel, personal networks – but also their knowledge, consumption of foreign products, and attitudes towards foreign culture. These evolving European dimensions have been enabled by the EU-backed legal opening to transnational economic and cultural transactions, while also differing according to national contexts. The book considers how people reconcile their increasing cross-border interconnections and a politically separating Europe of nation states and national interests.
Introduction: Social transnationalism in an unsettled continent Cartographies of social transnationalism The social structure of transnational practices Cultural boundaries and transnational consumption patterns Social transnationalism and supranational identifications Explaining supranational solidarity Narratives and varieties of everyday transnationalism Understanding Romanian's cross-border mobility in Europe: movers, stayers and returnees Transnational Turkey: the everyday transnationalism and diversity of Turkish populations in Europe Is social transnationalism fusing European societies into one?