Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.

part 1|20 pages

Introduction: Translocal Geographies

chapter 1|18 pages

Introduction: Translocal Geographies

ByKatherine Brickell, Ayona Datta

part 2|50 pages

Translocal Spaces: Home and Family

chapter 2|16 pages

Translocal Geographies of ‘Home’ in Siem Reap, Cambodia

ByKatherine Brickell

chapter 3|16 pages

Translocal Family Relations amongst the Lahu in Northern Thailand

ByBrian A. L. Tan, Brenda S. A. Yeoh

part 4|54 pages

Urban Translocalities: Spaces, Places, Connections

part 5|20 pages


chapter 11|18 pages

Translocality: A Critical Reflection

ByMichael Peter Smith