Most of the chapters that make up this book are based on papers presented at the workshop ‘Transnational Flows: Methodological and epistemological issues’, Oslo, 6–7 June 2001. The workshop was organised by the research project Transnational Flows of Substances and Concepts, which is directed by Marianne E. Lien and supported financially by the Norwegian Research Council in the period 2001–04.
Chapter 2 is adapted from the introduction to a book edited by Ulf Hannerz. Published only in Swedish (and entitled Flera f?lt i ett) the book showcases the breadth and scope of current transnational multisited research at the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. The references to Hannerz’s Stockholm colleagues generally refer to chapters in the book, and offer an insight into some of the accomplishments made, and some of the methodological problems encountered, in this pioneering research environment.