Beyond National: Identities, Social Problems, and Movements, Vol. 26: 3, 1999



Ed McCaughan, ed.

The articles in this issue attempt to add specificity and nuance to our understanding of the range of social processes implicit in the terms “globalization” and “transnationalism.” Globalization and, to a lesser extent, transnationalism are terms deployed with increasing frequency as shorthand for complex social processes that occur beyond national boundaries. Globalization suggests a qualitatively significant acceleration and intensification of economic, cultural, and political practices that extend across the globe. Transnationalism suggests the extent to which the social, economic, and political relations of migrant communities, as manifested in their daily lives, represent social fields that cross national boundaries. Although globalization often emphasizes the power and scope of hegemonic social forces, transnationalism more frequently refers to subaltern populations and raises the prospect of counter-hegemonic practices. Contributors focus on collective identities, social problems, and movements, alliances, and organizations that are to some extent transnational in scope.

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Editors, Introduction to ‘Beyond National: Identities, Social Problems, and Movements’ [Free Download]

Norma Chinchilla and Nora Hamilton, Changing Networks and Alliances in a Transnational Context: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Immigrants in Southern California

Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Binational Organizations of Mexican Migrants in the United States

Devra Weber, Historical Perspectives on Mexican Transnationalism: With Notes from Angumacutiro

Edward J. McCaughan, Social Movements, Globalization, and the Reconfiguration of Mexican/Chicano Nationalism

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, On the Borders of Solidarity: Race and Gender Contradictions in the ‘New Voice’ Platform of the AFL-CIO

Sonia Otalvaro-Hormillosa, The Homeless Diaspora of Queer Asian Americans

Leigh Binford, A Failure of Normalization: Transnational Migration, Crime, and Popular Justice in Contemporary Neoliberal Mexican Social Formation

María de la Luz Arriaga Lemus, NAFTA and the Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education

Nancy Churchill, El Paseo del Río San Francisco: Urban Development and Social Justice in Puebla, Mexico

Jan Marie Fritz, Searching for Environmental Justice: National Stories, Global Possibilities

Patrick Novotny, The Post-Cold War Era, the Persian Gulf War, and the Peace and Justice Movement in the 1990s

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