Since it was first suggested in a groundbreaking book by Glick Schiller, Basch, and Szanton Blanc (1992), transnationalism has been recognized as an increasingly diffuse feature of contemporary migration flows. The growing ease with which even ordinary people can access the means of communication and travel (Portes ] 999), has favored the establishment of migrant networks that are organized across borders and allow people to maintain significant connections in the country of origin (Vertovec and Cohen] 999). The political and econornic situation of sending and receiving countries, fUl1hernJore, often puts contemporary migrants in a position of "sojourners" who will eventually return to their country of depm1ure, rather than of "settlers" who wish to stay permanently in the country of reception (Grillo 2007: 208).

Senegal, migration, urbanization
Transaction Publishers, London
Published in: M.P. Smith and J. Eade (Eds), Transnational Ties: Cities, Migrations, and Identities, Transaction Publishers, new Brunswick & London, 2008, pp. 61-76
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

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