Chapter 16: Transnational Communities: A New Form of Social Relations under Conditions of Globalization?
Social science has its intellectual fashions, and migration studies is no exception. In the early postwar period, many analysts focused on immigrant assimilation and then shifted to the softer notion of integration. By the 1980s, multiculturalism was the buzzword. A public backlash against this approach in the 1990s led to a new emphasis on citizenship and intergroup relations in the city.
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