Transnational Geographers in the United States

Transnational Geographers in the United States

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This volume was written by eight transnational geographers. These narratives comprise a collection of essays as a way to map personal trajectories and experiences which examine the concept of place at the micro-level. Eight transnational geographers convey their professional and personal identities in a global age. By using an approach called, autobiogeography, these narratives will be of interest to geographers and other social science and humanities scholars as well as of interest to the general public. This volume explores the concepts of transnationalism, borders, fragmentation, movement, displacement, space, place and a€œhome.a€ Drawing from various national, ethnic, and cultural perspectives, the authors write about various important adjustments within contemporary global trends which in turn, reflect ever-changing ways to look at geography, migration processes, and transnationalism. Like other migrants who have left their home, they all left a€œsomethinga€ behind.It is my home country. Yet, as I plan a trip to Nigeria, I tell my neighbors and colleagues that I am traveling a€œhomea€: it is the place where I was born. I find myself spending a ... The questions a€œWhere are you from?a€ and a€œWhat brought you here?

Title:Transnational Geographers in the United States
Author: Alan P. Marcus
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2016-07-26

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