The second contribution in the State of Nationalism (SoN) has been published. In this latest article, Dr Gayle Munro (University College London) explores the theme of transnationalism. A list of more than one hundred annotated references is included with this review article that evaluates the key works on this important topic.
Transnationalism is a concept that originated largely in migration studies but has since gained widespread attention and sparked considerable debate. In her piece, Munro traces the development of the literature on transnationalism, exploring its economic, political, cultural and social dimensions. The overview of the various definitions of the concept, and engagement with the debates about its usefulness and innovation, will be of considerable value to both scholars and students. Most notably, Munro discusses the curious lack of engagement with theories of nationalism in the transnationalism literature, which indicates there is considerable potential for future studies to explore the intersections between nationalism and transnationalism.
Both the article and the annotated bibliography can be found at the SoN website: http://stateofnationalism.eu/