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Methodological Nationalism, the Social Sciences, and the research of Migration: An Essay in
Historical Epistemology
Author(s): Andreas Wimmer and Nina Glick Schiller
Source: foreign Migration overview, Vol. 37, No. three, Transnational Migration: International
Perspectives (Fall, 2003), pp. 576-610
Published via: the guts for Migration experiences of latest York, Inc.
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The article examines methodological nationalism, a conceptual tendency
that was once crucial to the improvement of the social sciences and undermined greater than a century of migration reviews. Methodological nationalism is the naturalization of the worldwide regime of geographical regions by way of the social sciences. Transnational experiences, we argue, together with the examine of transnational migration, is associated with classes of severe globalization reminiscent of the flip of the twenty-first century. but transnational stories have their very own contradictions which may reintroduce methodological nationalism in different guises. In learning migration, the problem is to prevent either severe fluidism and the limits of nationalist notion.

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