Globalization In Transnationalism

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In the post-modern world, which is governed by globalized economy, tracing the definition of the concept of locality becomes vain. The concept of place and to understand it as a territory becomes difficult due to the juxtaposition of various borders and boundaries. The physical and geographical borders are reassessed during migration, leading to the formation of multiple social groups within one border. A key text in the field of Diaspora studies is Avtar Brah’s Cartographies of Diaspora (1996), a theoretical investigation of the economic, political and cultural dimensions of contemporary migration, specifically about South Asian communities. Brah describes Diaspora as “conceptual mapping which defies the search for originary absolutes, or…show more content…
This breakage of boundaries has led to a large scale interaction between people with diverse cultural and social phenomena, transforming individuals into cosmopolitan entities. The breakage and juxtaposition of nation and its boundaries creates a void in the concept of Nation, which becomes the periphery. As Benedict Anderson points out, the idea of nation is a construct. This is proven true in the present scenario of transnationalism. This construct affects the diasporic consciousness of the immigrants, who gains the complex identities as transnationals. The dawn of the concept of Transnationalism is still under discussion as scholars and theorists have diverse perceptions. Patricia Clavin and Shelley Fishkin identifies World Wars and the subsequent formation of New Nations as a rise in the concept of transnationalism. Paul Jay notes the dawn of globalization and the cultural revolution of the U.S during the 1960s as a source of merging transnational. The beginning and the end of the World Wars paved way for the reconstruction of the concept of Nationalism. James Field, Jr. point out that the phenomenon of transnationalism existed even before the World Wars. According to Field Jr, cultural plurality is an inevitable product in the globalized world, which has led to mass migrations across…show more content…
This phenomenon is referred to as Translocality by Ĉapo and Halilovich in their works. The evident difference between translocality and transnationalism is that the day to day experiences of the immigrants, the interaction within the social and cultural groups are effectively articulated by the translocal experiences. According to the Ĉapo and Halilovich1, unlike the concept of Transnationality, the term translocal refers to the local interactions that the immigrants have with the host society, socially and politically and is not restricted to the nation-state. Translocal communities develop a sense of loyalty to the place of origin, and also reconstructs their identities away from home. Halilovich argues in his work “Translocal Communities in the Age of Transnationalism: Bosnians in Diaspora”, that forced exile from homeland, which leads to separate the identities and practices in par with a locality influences in the formation of ‘translocal networks.’ (Halilovich 2012). To define the concept of translocality is difficult as it has recently gained momentum in the field of migration studies. It lacks definition and clarity. Simon Peth, in his article “What is Translocality? A

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