Handbook of Migration and Globalisation
Show Less

Handbook of Migration and Globalisation

Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

This Handbook explores the multifaceted linkages between two of the most important socioeconomic phenomena of our time: globalisation and migration. Both are on the rise, increasing in size and scope worldwide, and this Handbook offers the necessary background knowledge and tools to understand how population flows shape, and are shaped by, economic and cultural globalisation.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 27: Globalised culture flows, transnational fields and transcultural capital

Ulrike H. Meinhof


The chapter discusses globalised culture flows from a bottom-up, empirically grounded perspective of musicians moving and mixing in transnational fields. This privileges the mobilities of artists whilst not neglecting artistic form, creations and productions. The first section shows the ways in which migration of people and musical forms has given rise to many new musical creations. The second foregrounds musicians as a sub-section of people on the move, arguing the case for transnationalism as the most appropriate theoretical frame The chapter also underlines the need for combining research of internal migration within a country with research on international, cyclical and return migration between localised places and countries. It highlights the advantages of a transnational perspective on individual artists’ movements, arguing that movements and encounters of individual artists put into focus both the inequalities and barriers erected against migrants, as well as the possibility of a strategic activation of their transcultural capital.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.