The Newsletter 68 Summer 2014

'Home and Away': female transnational professionals in Hong Kong

Maggy Lee

Mobility has become a buzzword of our times. There is an increased sense that we are no longer constrained to live in one place throughout our lives, or even in one place at a time. Indeed, there is now a growing body of literature that advocates the concept of transnational mobility to make sense of the new fl uid living patterns, the aff ective and instrumental relationships that cross national borders and span localities, and the conceptualisations of transnational ‘lifespaces’1 within the broader perspective of pluri-local attachments in late modern society.