Transnationalism as social recourse

Open lecture by Mari Toivanen, postdoctoral researchers in sociology, University of Turku

15.09.2018, 15:00-16:00; Lögberg-102

About the lecture:

I will present insights from an on-going comparative study that focuses on the mobilisation of second-generation Kurds in Finland and in France in the context of the Syrian civil war and the political unrest in Turkey. Drawing from the transnational frame and sociological theorisation on social capital, I will discuss second-generation Kurds’ transnational practices, ties and mobilities, and how they capitalize upon such resources to engage in the political and civic spheres of their parents’ homeland. Such transnational social capital can have a transformative dimension not only in the homeland context, but eventually also in the host country context.