Pre-national transnationalism and translocalism

Featherstone, D. (2022) Pre-national transnationalism and translocalism. In: Yeoh, B. S.A. and Collins, F. L. (eds.) Handbook on Transnationalism. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 30-44. ISBN 9781789904000 (doi: 10.4337/9781789904017.00008)

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This chapter discusses the terms on which historical transnational relations and trajectories have been understood and narrated, and explores their significance. Drawing on recent geographical scholarship, it uses a focus on ideas of translocalism to develop a direct engagement with the placed relations through which transborder processes are generated. I argue that such approaches are also significant as they lend weight to the recognition that the nation-state form is not trans-historical. To do this the chapter develops a substantive focus on the engagements of subaltern and working people in shaping translocal connections and relations. The chapter first considers what is at stake in different ways in understanding the transnational and translocal and some of the different geographical imaginaries associated with these terms. It then explores the importance of past forms of transnational and translocal formations through three different themes: labour organizing, the relations between anti-colonialism and maritime labour, and the relations between translocal encounters and resistance to forms of racializing nationalism.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Featherstone, Professor David
Authors: Featherstone, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
Published Online:18 January 2022
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