Communities across Borders examines the many ways in which national, ethnic or religious groups, professions, businesses and cultures are becoming increasingly tangled together.

It show how this entanglement is the result of the vast flows of people, meanings, goods and money that now migrate between countries and world regions. Now the effectiveness and significance of electronic technologies for interpersonal communication (including cyber-communities and the interconnectedness of the global world economy) simultaneously empowers even the poorest people to forge effective cultures stretching national borders, and compels many to do so to escape injustice and deprivation.

part |2 pages

Part I New immigrants

chapter 2|12 pages

Migrant communities and class

Croatians in Western Australia

chapter 3|14 pages

Greek Americans and transnationalism

Religion, class and community

chapter 4|13 pages

Emergent diaspora or immigrant communities?

Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands

chapter 5|15 pages

Boundaries of diaspora identity

The case of Central and East African–Asians in Canada

part |2 pages

Part II Transnational cultures

chapter 7|13 pages

Bringing it all (back) home

Italian–Canadians’ remaking of Canadian history

chapter 8|13 pages

Cieszyn Silesia

A transnational community under reconstruction

chapter 9|14 pages

Global industries and local agents

Becoming a world-class manager in the Mexico–USA border region

chapter 10|13 pages

Punk and globalization

Mexico City and Toronto

chapter 11|13 pages


Visual identities and the Pacific cultural subject

chapter 12|13 pages

Home away from home?

Transnationalism and the Canadian citizenship regime