Journal article

Free floating in the cosmopolis? Exploring the identity-belonging of transnational knowledge workers

Val Colic-Peisker

GLOBAL NETWORKS-A JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL AFFAIRS | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

In this article I explore what I call the 'identity-belonging' of transnational knowledge workers, a diverse group of serially migrating career professionals who have spent extended periods of time in at least three countries, usually following career opportunities. Unlike most recent writing on transnationalism, which focuses on enduring connections of migrants with their 'home' countriesplaces, here I explore a transnationalism that may transcend the national, and generally the territorial, principle, with repercussions for identity-belonging. In this context, how transnational knowledge workers position themselves towards belonging to a nation and towards the idea of cosmopolitanism is of..

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