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Transnational Social Space as Hyperterritory

Božić, Saša; Kuti, Simona
Transnational Social Space as Hyperterritory // Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences ; The Zone and Zones - Radical Spatiality in our Times
Zadar, Hrvatska, 2011. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)

Transnational Social Space as Hyperterritory

Božić, Saša ; Kuti, Simona

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences ; The Zone and Zones - Radical Spatiality in our Times

Mjesto i datum
Zadar, Hrvatska, 01 - 04.09. 2011

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Transnational migrants; external social control; transnational social spaces; territory

Transnational migrant networks are usually seen and implicitly praised as a form of pure social relationship which managed to liberate itself from the constraints of territory i.e. the external social control of space and place as well as of institutions which regulate physical space. Members of such networks are producing social space which is independent from physical space as a container of social relations. Actors themselves and their relations constitute space. The necessity to “materialize” and localize such relations apparently disappeared with the cheap communication technology and the subsequent space-time compression. The actors as constituents of transnational social spaces supposedly do not have to define, mark and limit the physical space in the form of territory in order to organize and delimit their ties and relations. Transnational social space does not have to express itself in one enclosed place. The growing evidence shows however that transnational migrant networks and transnational social spaces as dense ties across boundaries of physical space find their expression in territoriality which is, according to Robert Sack, primarily a geographic manifestation of power. We shall argue that transnational social space is bounded, exclusive and delimiting, created by the actors led by the principles of compatibility, similarity and selectiveness. Transnational social space is an exercise of power because all those who are dissimilar, incompatible and not selected cannot form the markers of such space. Territory is extrapolated from the transnational social space in the form of gathering and place. It is re-created in selected localities and then easily shifted to other depending on the needs and practices of those who constitute social space. It is over and above compartmentalized surfaces which make the territories of nation-states and can be realized simultaneously in different localities.

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Projekt / tema
076-0762385-2378 - Transnacionalne migracije - izazovi hrvatskom društvu (Saša Božić, )

Institut za migracije i narodnosti, Zagreb