Diasporas Concepts, Intersections, Identities

ISBN-10: 1842779486
ISBN-13: 9781842779484
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This title provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the political and cultural ideas and groups involved in diasporas. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, the book contains examinations of major concepts and theories, including migration, ethnicity and postcolonialism.

Vijay Agnew is a professor in the Division of Social Science at York University, and was the director of the Center for Feminist Research from 2001 to 2006.

Acknowledgements
Map
Introduction
Concepts and theories
Exile
Home and memory
Slavery and the black Atlantic
Migration
Transnationalism
Nation, ethnicity and community
Multiculturalism and citizenship
Post-coloniality
Hybridity
Cosmopolitanism
Social identities and creolization
Complex diasporas
Space and movement
Intersections
Diasporas and economies
Diasporas and politics
Diasporas, conflict and security
Diasporas and development
Diasporas and cities
Diasporas, race and difference
Diasporas and gender
Diasporas and sexuality
Diasporas and religion
Diasporas and language
Diasporas and material culture
Diasporas, literature and literary studies
Diasporas and performance
Diasporas, film and cinema
Diasporas and media
Diasporas and cyberspace
Empirical and metaphorical diasporas
South/North relations in the Americas
Movements between 'white' Europe and America: Greek migration to the United States
The Russian-Jewish diaspora at the beginning of the twenty-first century
The Iranian diaspora in the West
How the Japanese diaspora in Brazil became the Brazilian diaspora in Japan
Migrations within China
Beyond Tibet
Sacred journeys, diasporic lives: sociality and the religious imagination among Filipinos in the Middle East
Muslim travellers: homing desire, the umma and British-Pakistanis
Diasporic dialogue among the British in Australia
Diasporic creativity: refugee intellectuals, exiled poets and corporate cosmopolitanism at the BBC World Service
Colonial space-making and hybridizing history, or 'Are the Indians of East Africa Africans or Indians?'
Transnational musicians' networks across Africa and Europe
Diasporic readers and the location of reception
Jews as rooted cosmopolitans: the end of diaspora?
Conclusion: new directions
About the contributors
Bibliography
Index

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