Everyday Europe

Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent
Edited by Ettore Recchi & Adrian Favell, Policy Press, 2019
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Everyday Europe (cover book)

328 p., ISBN 978-1447334200, Policy Press (Bristol University Press), 1st February 2019.

Edited by Ettore Recchi (Professor of Sociology at OSC - Sciences Po and part-time Professor at the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI, Florence) and Adrian Favell (Chair in Sociology and Social Theory at the University of Leeds).
Other Authors
Fulya Apaydin (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals)
Roxana Barbulescu (School of Sociology and Social Policy of the University of Leeds)
Michael Braun (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and  University of Mannheim)
Irina Ciornei (Institute of Sociology at the University of Bern)
Niall Cunningham (Geography Department at Durham University)
Juan Díez Medrano (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
Deniz Duru (Media, Cognition and Communication Department at the University of Copenhagen)
Laurie Hanquinet (Department of Sociology at the University of York)
Janne Solgaard Jensen (Independent Research Fund Denmark)
Steffen Pötzschke (Department Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
David Reimer (Aarhus University)
Justyna Salamońska (Centre of Migration Research and Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw)
Mike Savage (London School of Economics)
Albert Varela (School of Sociology and Social Policy and the Q-Step Centre at the University of Leeds)

Drawing on unique research and rich data on cross-border practices, this book offers an empirically-based view on Europeans’ interconnections in everyday life. It looks at the ways in which EU residents have been getting closer across national frontiers: in their everyday experiences of foreign countries – work, travel, personal networks – but also their knowledge, consumption of foreign products, and attitudes towards foreign culture.

These evolving European dimensions have been enabled by the EU-backed legal opening to transnational economic and cultural transactions, while also differing according to national contexts. The book considers how people reconcile their increasing cross-border interconnections and a politically separating Europe of nation states and national interests.

Main chapters:

  • Introduction: Social transnationalism in an unsettled continent
  • Cartographies of social transnationalism
  • The social structure of transnational practices
  • Cultural boundaries and transnational consumption patterns
  • Social transnationalism and supranational identifications
  • Explaining supranational solidarity
  • Narratives and varieties of everyday transnationalism
  • Understanding Romanian's cross-border mobility in Europe: movers, stayers and returnees
  • Transnational Turkey: the everyday transnationalism and diversity of Turkish populations in Europe
  • Is social transnationalism fusing European societies into one?

Everyday Europe. Figure 0.2, p. 17