Making Global Society

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 07 (Main Building)
RC31 Sociology of Migration (host committee)

Language: English

Unlike the idea suggesting that a transnational capitalist class experiences a seemingly unproblematic global mobility, this session addresses the issues that frequently moving transnational professionals (and their families) struggle with, as a result of frequent moving. This session addresses the downside of global capitalism from the angle of the privileged globe-trotting transitional capitalist class.
Papers for this session should address several of the following themes:

  • theorizing globalization or transnationalization; 
  • cosmopolitan globalism or transnationalism; 
  • gender discrimination; 
  • ruptures, disjunctures and displacements; 
  • professional versus family life; 
  • the perpetual strangers; 
  • nomadic workers, de-territorialized identities and metropolitan socialities, making global society or nations-states’ migration regimes.
Session Organizer:
Caroline PLUSS, Univ Liverpool in Singapore, Singapore
Social Mobility through Spatial Mobility? Migrant Academics in German Cities in the Time of the “Global Competition for Talent”
Kyoko SHINOZAKI, Osnabrück University, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Germany