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Thinking Through the Transnational: A Tumultuous Task?

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The overall goal of this conference is to improve understandings of how sociologists can mobilize transnationalism at the local and international levels to respond to and account for present-day social transformations through academic work. The nation-state is often the starting point used to understand social change within society: what is included or excluded as important groups and processes for understanding these changes and the social inequalities that manifest (or are mitigated) from them. The concept of transnationalism as a corrective to methodological nationalism offers an opportunity to expand accounts and explanations of social transformations beyond these limited geographical and imagined boundaries of the nation, and thus who and what constitutes 'the social' as a result. At the same time, transnational lenses may be leveraged to paradoxically reinforce concepts of society as confined within a nation-state world order .


TitleThinking Through the Transnational: A Tumultuous Task?
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Duration1 - 2 December 2022
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationTU Dresden, Seminar Room FAL 311-314, Chemnitzer Str. 46 01187 Dresden


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