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Cosmopolitan practices in social contexts: Swedish skilled migrants in the Netherlands

Andersson, Magnus LU (2013) In Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 4(2). p.155-173
Abstract
Empirical work on cosmopolitanism has, to a large extent, focused on the precon- ditions for and character of cosmopolitan practices. Drawing on interviews with Swedish skilled migrants in the Netherlands, this article contributes to the cosmo- politan research by focusing on the socially structured variety of cosmopolitan practices. Based on an understanding of cosmopolitanism as an active and reflex- ive process of sociocultural identifications, this article argues that there is a range of cosmopolitanisms, built on an elective relationship to place of residence, country of origin and transnational socialities. Hence, there is no universal cosmopolitan logic but different sets of cosmopolitan practices that are related to migrants’... (More)
Empirical work on cosmopolitanism has, to a large extent, focused on the precon- ditions for and character of cosmopolitan practices. Drawing on interviews with Swedish skilled migrants in the Netherlands, this article contributes to the cosmo- politan research by focusing on the socially structured variety of cosmopolitan practices. Based on an understanding of cosmopolitanism as an active and reflex- ive process of sociocultural identifications, this article argues that there is a range of cosmopolitanisms, built on an elective relationship to place of residence, country of origin and transnational socialities. Hence, there is no universal cosmopolitan logic but different sets of cosmopolitan practices that are related to migrants’ biographies and lifestyles and, therefore, expressed in different fields and contexts of social space. (Less)
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transnational relations social space, skilled migrants, cosmopolitan practices, identity cultural sociology
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Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture
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155 - 173
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Intellect Ltd.
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  abstract     = {Empirical work on cosmopolitanism has, to a large extent, focused on the precon- ditions for and character of cosmopolitan practices. Drawing on interviews with Swedish skilled migrants in the Netherlands, this article contributes to the cosmo- politan research by focusing on the socially structured variety of cosmopolitan practices. Based on an understanding of cosmopolitanism as an active and reflex- ive process of sociocultural identifications, this article argues that there is a range of cosmopolitanisms, built on an elective relationship to place of residence, country of origin and transnational socialities. Hence, there is no universal cosmopolitan logic but different sets of cosmopolitan practices that are related to migrants’ biographies and lifestyles and, therefore, expressed in different fields and contexts of social space.},
  author       = {Andersson, Magnus},
  issn         = {2040-4352},
  keyword      = {transnational relations social space,skilled migrants,cosmopolitan practices,identity cultural sociology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {155--173},
  publisher    = {Intellect Ltd.},
  series       = {Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture},
  title        = {Cosmopolitan practices in social contexts: Swedish skilled migrants in the Netherlands},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2013},
}