© 2016

The Multisite Nation

Crossborder Organizations, Transfrontier Infrastructure, and Global Digital Public Sphere


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 1-17
  3. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 19-50
  4. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 51-76
  5. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 77-106
  6. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 107-137
  7. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 139-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-229

About this book


This book explains the transformation of the nation into a cosmonation (or multisite nation) through the reunification of the homeland with its diaspora. The book elaborates on how the mechanisms of linkages, connections, and networking interact to form distributed sites of homeland and diaspora into a cosmonation and how diasporans in different units of such a crossborder social formation, wherever they relocate, relate to each other. The ensemble thereby functions as a cultural and political collectivity manifested through cultural traditions, inter-site familial, institutional, and associational ties, transnational solidarity, and reverence for the ancestral homeland.


Diaspora Globalization Infrastructure Nation State Urban Studies Immigration Transnationalism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.UC BerkeleyUSA

About the authors

Michel S. Laguerre is a professor of global studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Director of the Center for Globalization and Information Technology, and Member of the Executive Committee of the College of Letters and Science.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Multisite Nation
  • Book Subtitle Crossborder Organizations, Transfrontier Infrastructure, and Global Digital Public Sphere
  • Authors Michel S. Laguerre
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Michel S. Laguerre 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56723-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-92883-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56724-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 229
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Structure, Social Inequality
    Area Studies
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