Global Networks

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Edited By: Alisdair Rogers, Steve Vertovec and Robin Cohen

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Global Networks Virtual Issues

We are pleased to present the following virtual issues on key themes in Global Networks, we hope you enjoy reading them.

Power, networks and transnational communities in the Information Age
Edited by Ali Rogers, University of Oxford
Editor of Global Networks
April 2012

Transnational Citizenship
Edited by Ali Rogers, University of Oxford
Editor of Global Networks
July 2011


Power, networks and transnational communities in the Information Age

With the Information Age well past its infancy and showing no signs that its complex social, technological and political arrangements are stabilising, it is a good moment to take stock of what we know. Social science researchers from across the disciplines have sought to question some of the many misconceptions thrown up by these developments, while their patient inquiries have also generated unanticipated insights. Global Networks continues to publish on these themes, with an upcoming special issue on Networks of Disorder. Here we present papers on four themes: a) The networked infrastructure of the Information Age; b) Transnational civil society and ICT; c) Transnational Migrant Communities and ICT and d) Intimate life in an Information Age.

The networked infrastructure of the Information Age

Comparing world city networks: a network analysis of internet backbone and air transport intercity linkages
Junho H Choi, George A Barnett and Bum-Soo Chon

Structural Changes in the 2003-2009 Global Hyperlink Network
Han Woo Park, George A. Barnett and Chung Joo Chung

Cheap calls: The social glue of migrant transnationalism
Steven Vertovec

Transnational civil society and ICT

Mapping Homelands through Virtual Spaces: Transnational Embodiment and Iranian Diaspora Bloggers
Donya Alinejad

ICT and geographies of British Arab and Arab American activism
Caroline Nagel and Lynn Staeheli

Diaspora, cyberspace and political imagination: the Eritrean diaspora online
Victoria Bernal

Stillborn Chrysalis: Reflections on the fate of national culture in neoliberal Zambia
James Ferguson

Transnational Migrant Communities and ICT

Transnational dimensions of the digital divide among Salvadoran immigrants in the Washington DC metropolitan area
Jose Luis Benitez

Territorial bounds and virtual space: transnational online and offline networks of Iranian and Turkish-Kurdish immigrants in the Netherlands
Matthijs Van den Bos and Liza Nell

Virtual Enclaves: The Influence of Alumni Email Lists on the Workspaces of Transnational Software Engineers
Alesia F. Montgomery

Intimate life in an Information Age

Migration and the accentuated ambivalence of motherhood: the role of ICTs in Filipino transnational families
Mirca Madianou

Mobile phones, communities and social networks among foreign workers in Singapore
Eric C. Thompson

‘Virtual’ intimacies? Families communicating across transnational contexts
Raelene Wilding

The blessings and burdens of communication: cell phones in Jamaican transnational social fields
Heather Horst


Transnational Citizenship

Transnational approaches to citizenship are examining how its forms and practices are exceeding the conventional bounds of the nation-state, as part of a diversification of a sense of community or belonging. But how far do such processes subvert, avoid or reproduce, well-established relations between states and citizens?

The state, migrants and citizenship: transnational dimensions

Transnational political practices and the receiving state: Turks and Kurds in Germany and the Netherlands
Eva Kristine Østergaard-Nielsen 2001

State-led Transnationalism and Migration: Reaching Out to the Argentine Community in Spain
Ana Margheritis 2007

Lives in limbo: Temporary Protected Status and immigrant identities
Alison Mountz, Richard Wright, Ines Miyares and Adrian J. Bailey 2002

Political Cultures and Transnational Social Fields: Chilean, Colombian and Canadian Organizing in Toronto
Patricia Landolt and Luin Goldring 2010

Hometown associations and cross-border politics

The transnational politics of the Tomato King: meaning and impact
Michael Peter Smith and Matt Baker 2005

Unsettling connections: transnational networks, development and African home associations
Claire Mercer, Ben Page and Martin Evans 2009

Hometown associations, the rescaling of state spatiality and migrant grassroots transnationalism
Ayse Caglar 2006

Associational links with home among Zimbabweans in the UK: Reflections on long-distance nationalisms
JoAnn McGregor 2009

ICT and geographies of British Arab and Arab American activism
Caroline Nagel and Lynn Staeheli 2010

Are nationalism and transnationalism alternatives or complementary?

The multiplicity of citizenship: transnational and local practices and identifications of middle-class migrants
Marianne van Bochove, Katja Rusinovic, and Godfried Engbersen 2010

Transnational involvement and social integration
Erik Snel, Godfired Engbersen and Arjen Leekres 2006

Dual Citizenship or Dual Identity? : Does ‘transnationalism’ supplant ‘nationalism’ among returning Trinidadians?
Dennis Conway, Robert B Potter, and Godfrey St. Bernard 2008