Invisible community: Russians in London and Amsterdam

Helen Kopnina*

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Crossing boundaries in the context of migration is often associated with border crossings, where boundaries are seen merely as demarcating nation states. Yet, migration, like other global phenomena, has become more complex than just leaving one nation-state for another. Recent literature on migration speaks of migrants as constantly moving, crossing national borders not only to settle in the host country, but in order to carry out business or to visit relatives abroad, forming transient transnational communities (Gardner 1995; Raj 1997; Kroes 2000; Rouse 2002; Rex 2003).

Migrants from Eastern Europe are particularly notorious for relatively unobstructed border-crossings, as thousands of...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing European Boundaries
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Conventional Geographical Categories
EditorsJaro Stacul, Christina Moutsou, Helen Kopnina
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781782387251
ISBN (Print)9781845453053, 9781845451509
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Anthropology
PublisherBerghahn Books


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