Transnationalism and Postmigration – University of Copenhagen

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Transnationalism and Postmigration

Arguably, there is an outspoken need to develop new theoretical approaches and concepts in migration studies in order to describe the most recent tendencies in modern societies, such as the increasing diversity of populations and cultures, new forms of multiple belongings, heterogeneities of social attachments and new regimes of mobility. Among emerging theories, the two concepts of transnationalism and postmigration stand out. The concept of transnationalism seeks to overcome methodological nationalism and the new concept of postmigration seeks to ‘demigratize’ migration studies by shifting the focus from the ‘migrant’ to that of society itself as fundamentally shaped by migration. While the transnational approach is used in social science and anthropology, the concept of postmigration has also gained influence in the studies of cultural phenomena and the arts. In this seminar, researchers from different scholarly fields will meet and discuss differences and interfaces of these recent developments in the study of migration. Read the full programme here...

Registration: Participation in the seminar is free, but registration is needed.
Send an email before 14 November 2017 to Marlene Spanger, or Mirjam Gebauer,