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Transnationalism and Culture – Part 1

Transnationalism changes many things, from literature to food, languages and traditional activities. In other words, transnationalism affects culture. But what is transnationalism? Definitions do vary but most center on exchanges and connections crossing borders, in some respects it is a little bit being neither here nor there. Exchanges can mean many things but in transnationalism […]

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World Policy & Transnationalism – Part 2

The second part of our blog continues looking at the migration of Mixtecs and Zapotecs into parts of California and sees how it has changed not only the Indigenous peoples but also the culture of where they have settled and their homeland when they have returned. In part one we ended by mentioning a new […]

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World Policy & Transnationalism – Part 1

A big question arises in the question of transnationalism and that is, how has migration affected indigenous cultural and political identities? An example of this was recently studied in how the Indigenous Oaxacans living in California today have managed to maintain their rich cultural heritage and keep exchanging cultural ideas with their old communities back […]

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Transnational Poetry in Modern Arabia– Part 2

The second part of our blog looking at transnational poetry in modern Arabia continues to look at the differences between composition of literature of the Arabs who remained in their homeland to write, and those who had settled in other lands. Arabic poetry may have been classed as so because it is written in Arabic, […]

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Transnational Poetry in Modern Arabia – Part 1

This blog investigates the transnational movements that help shaped poetry in modern Arabia. It is written to engage conversation about poetic commitment and development of literature especially poetry in Iran and Iraq. We look at the modern poetry of Arabia and compare it to modern Persian literature. Break Poetry’s Back In a 1947 collection from […]

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Transnationalism and Immigrant Integration – Part 2

In part one of this blog to understand the impact immigration has on transnationalism, we saw a change in the reason why people move from one country to another. The old catalysts for migration are now still as valid, but no longer the major driving factor behind why there is global migration. Poverty and political […]

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Transnational Cinema – Part 2

In this second part of our blog into trying to understand the term transnational cinema and what it actually means. We once again try to define what transnational cinema actually is, and by comparing it to other types of cinema we might get closer to the truth. The Transnational Cinema Transnational cinema could be a […]

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Transnational Cinema – Part 1

What does the term transnational cinema actually mean? This blog will help address this question and bury the idea that transnational cinema is self-explanatory. Recently there has been a proliferation of writings and theories about this subject and in this blog, we hope to clarify the situation better. The Definition of Transnational Cinema There is […]

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Transnationalism and Immigrant Integration – Part 1

When we talk about transnational literature, we really have to understand the relationship between transnationalism and immigration. Immigrant transnationalism may be in the simple form of regular communication, by phone or computer, by an immigrant worker back home; or perhaps an immigrant businessman conducting daily and multiple business matters in his home country. In a […]

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The History of Transnational Literature – Part 2

Part two continues our series in trying to understand the history of where transnational literature first came from and its popular growth in modern times. Most literary minds see that the U.S. was the main driving force behind transnational literature at the start, but it was recognized as becoming global in 2010. There was a […]

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