Class of 2018
THE NATIONAL AND THE TRANSNATIONAL
Some see the current nationalist turn in politics worldwide, with its crackdowns on international migration, proposals to limit trade and slash budgets for humanitarian and development aid, as the beginning of the end of globalization. In actual fact, global flows continue to challenge long-standing assumptions about how people live and work and about how social institutions function—how and where families raise children and care for the elderly; how livelihoods are earned; the multiple communities with which people identify, and where the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and partial membership get fulfilled. As nation-states mobilize the “re-enchantment of culture” (Aihwa Ong), art and museums become increasingly important arenas in which national and transnational agendas collide or intertwine. The double movement of nationalism and globalization demands that we look closely at how nations and migration are purposely produced by state policies, institutions, and categories aimed at creating “stable” units and unstable flows. This requires a new transnational perspective on global processes.
Department of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Department of Sociology, Wellesley College, United States of America
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Department of Political Science, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, Leeds University, United Kingdom.
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
Department of International Relations, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, Accra.
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