The formation of transnational urban spaces is a relevant and challenging field of interdisciplinary research, which deserves much more debate in order to deepen our understanding of generating and restructuring urban spaces under conditions of contemporary globalisation processes. This edited collection reflects current studies on the relation of transnationalism and urbanism. Scholars from disciplines including Geography, Ethnography and Urban Planning discuss theoretical approaches, methodology and case studies on processes of the production of urban spaces through global economic value chains, socio-cultural practices, and political governance strategies. Cities are appropriate sites for an examination of the spatial dimension of transnationality because this is where global processes are concentrated, localized, transformed and materialize. In this context, urban space is not merely to be regarded as a setting for transnational practices, but as a constituent force of transnationalism in all its manifestations.

chapter |30 pages

The Transnationality of Cities

Concepts, Dimensions, and Research Fields. An Introduction
ByStefan Krätke, Kathrin Wildner, Stephan Lanz

chapter |15 pages

Transnationality and the City 1

ByNina Glick Schiller

chapter |19 pages

Transnational Planning

Reconfiguring Spaces and Institutions
ByClara Irazábal

chapter |21 pages

Conceptualizing Transnational Urban Spaces

Multicentered Agency, Placeless Organizational Logics, and the Built Environment
ByChristof Parnreiter

chapter |12 pages

Materializing the Digital Commodity

Recording Studios in Transnational Project Networks of Digital Musical Production
ByAllan Watson, Michael Hoyler

chapter |15 pages

Global Capitalism and the Informal Economy

A Methodological Approach to the Complex Incorporation of Mexican Cities into the Globalized Markets
BySandra Alarcón

chapter |17 pages

The Return of the Local?

Anglicization, Transnationalism, and Religion in the Global City
ByJohn Eade

chapter |16 pages

Small-Town Transnationalism

Socio-Spatial Dynamics ofImmigration to the Heartland
ByFaranak Miraftab

chapter |25 pages

Challenging Heteronomous Power in a Globalized World

Insurgent Spatial Practices, ‘Militant Particularism', and Multiscalarity
ByMarcelo Lopes de Souza

chapter |27 pages

Move from and not on the Occult Zone (Where the People Dwell)

An Argument for the Political Priority of Solidarity with Popular (and Largely Situated) Mobilization by the Poor over Transnational Organization by Civil Society
ByRichard Pithouse