Global Diasporas An Introduction

ISBN-10: 041543551X
ISBN-13: 9780415435512
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of tables
List of figures
Acknowledgments
Preface to the second edition
Four phases of diaspora studies
The prototypical diaspora
The expanded concept of diaspora
Social constructionist critiques of diaspora
The consolidation phase
Conclusion: the tools to delineate a diaspora
Further reading
Questions to think about
Classical notions of diaspora: transcending the Jewish tradition
'Babylon' as a site of oppression
'Babylon' as a site of creativity
The Jewish diaspora and Christianity
The Jewish diaspora and Islam
Ashkenazi fates
Conclusion
Further reading
Questions to think about
Victim diasporas: Africans and Armenians
Origins of the African diaspora
The African diaspora: homeland and return
Other aspects of the African diaspora
The creation of the American diaspora
After the massacres: Armenians at home and abroad
Soviet Armenia and after
Conclusion
Further reading
Questions to think about
Labour and imperial diasporas: indentured Indians and the British
A new system of slavery?
The songs of Ramayana and political outcomes
Imperial diasporas
The settlement of the British Empire
The end of the dominion diaspora
Conclusion
Further reading
Questions to think about
Trade and business diasporas: Chinese and Lebanese
The making of the Chinese diaspora
The Chinese as minorities
The great Lebanese emigration
The Lebanese diaspora: butterflies and caterpillars
Conclusions: ethnic entrepreneurs and trade diasporas
Further reading
Questions to think about
Diasporas and their homelands: Zionists and Sikhs
Birth traumas: can Israel be a 'normal' state?
Israel and the diaspora
The origins of the Sikh diaspora
Sikhs: the lure of homeland
Conclusion
Further reading
Questions to think about
Deterritorialized diasporas: the black Atlantic and the lure of Bombay
The Caribbean: migration and diaspora
African-Caribbeans in the USA
African-Caribbeans in the UK
Caribbean peoples in the Netherlands and France
The black Atlantic thesis
Sindhis and Paris in Bombay
Conclusion
Further reading
Questions to think about
Mobilizing diasporas in a global age
Diasporas in a globalized economy
New forms of international migration
Cosmopolitanism, global cities and the bridging role of diasporas
Religion and diasporas
Conclusion
Further reading
Questions to think about
Studying diasporas: old methods and new topics
How and why do typologies work?
Comparing diasporas: Wittgenstein's rope
Diasporas as agents of development
The role of diasporas in international politics
Negative reactions to the growth of diasporas
Final remarks
A literature guide
Questions to think about
Notes
References
Index

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