This edited collection focuses on concepts of globalization, glocalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism. The contributions provide evidence of how in practice, global dynamics and individual lives are interrelated. It presents theoretical reflections on how the local, the transnational and global dimensions of social life are entwined and construct the meaning of one another, and offers everyday examples of how individuals and organizations try to answer global challenges in local contexts. The book closely focuses on migration processes, as one of the main phenomena allowing a high number of people from contemporary society to directly experience supranational dynamics, either as migrants or inhabitants of the places where migrants pass through or settle down.
Globalization, Supranational Dynamics and Local Experiences will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, migration studies and global studies.
1. Introduction;Globalization between theories and daily life experiences; Marco Caselli and Guia Gilardoni.- Part I: Reflections on Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism.- 2. Debating cosmopolitanism: a new appraisal of globalization; Vincenzo Cicchelli & Sylvie Octobre.- 3. Migrations and transnationalism: distinctions, types and empirical findings; Maurizio Ambrosini.- 4. European demos, citizenship and migrants in a globalized world. Some critical reflections from a Habermasian perspective; Spiros Makris.- 5. Ulrich Beck’s cosmopolitanism for social sciences re-visited: overcoming dualisms towards pragmatic ends?; Sirkka Komulainen.- 6. Double boundary and cosmopolitan experience in Europe; Pierluca Birindelli.- 7. The relationship between globality and stateness: some sociological reflections; Andrea Borghini.- Part II: Global Processes, Glocal Experiences and Local Answers.- 8. “I’m a citizen of the world”: cosmopolitanism and identity in the telling of migration stories; Peter Holley; 9. Negotiating difference and cohabitation: global refugees in a German village; Anne Sophie Krossa.- 10. Temporal apartheid as Italian response to global migration; Stefania Tusini.- 11. The local effects of international migrations in Sicily. The case study of the Cara of Mineo; Antonella Elisa Castronovo.- 12. Different investment strategies versus a unique co-development discourse: A case study of Tunisian and Senegalese migrants in France; Giulia Breda and Abdourahmane Mangane.- 13. Getting adapted? A comparative study of qualified Turkish return migrants from Germany and the US; Meltem Yılmaz Şener and Seçil Paçacı Elitok.- 14. Do you trust me? Begging as transnational emotional work for migrant Roma; Oana Marcu.- 15. Taranto in memories: the industrial experience and the future of a Southern city; Marta Vignola.- 16. Social capital as a resource in the migration processes; Fiorenza Misale.- 17. Exploring the living conditions of unaccompanied migrant children (UAMs) in Italy: a grounded theory approach; Lavinia Bianchi.