Transnational Fragmentation of Globality: Eastern-European Post-Socialist Strategies in Chicago

  • Vytis Ciubrinskas


Ciubrinskas draws on long-term fieldwork in Chicago among Chicagoans with a Lithuanian background. He argues for a grassroots understanding of transnationalism from a urban anthropology perspective which addresses intra and interethnic relations among Chicagoans with an Eastern European background who want to share ‘common’ cultural citizenship and (post-)socialist social capital. He explores two kinds of social enactment of difference: one based on identity politics and directed towards homeland nationalism and the other addressing post-socialist interethnic networking as a (post-)socialist legacy transplanted from Eastern Europe.


Interethnic Networks Cultural Citizenship Eastern EuropeEurope Lithuanian Immigrants exchangeExchange 
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  • Vytis Ciubrinskas
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  1. 1.Centre for Social AnthropologyVyatautas Magnus UniversityKaunasLithuania

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