Diaspora as Translation and Decolonisation - Theory for a Global Age (Hardback)
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Diaspora as Translation and Decolonisation - Theory for a Global Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 15/02/2022
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This innovative study engages critically with existing conceptualisations of diaspora, arguing that if diaspora is to have analytical purchase, it should illuminate a specific angle of migration or migrancy. To reveal the much-needed transformative potential of the concept, the book looks specifically at how diasporas undertake translation and decolonisation. It offers various conceptual tools for investigating diaspora, with a specific focus on diasporas in the Global North and a detailed empirical study of the Kurdish diaspora in Europe. The book also considers the backlash diasporas of colour have faced in the Global North.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526134684
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


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'With a focus on the distinct but related concepts of translation and decolonisation, this book provides a novel approach to the study of diaspora. Here diaspora is understood as a transnational intervention producing spatial and temporal connections that critique nation-centric discourses and practices. Theoretically embedded, it is a rich empirical analysis of the Kurdish diaspora in Europe. An original contribution to the field of diaspora studies.'
Avtar Brah, Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London

'This book decisively shifts the focus from what diasporas are to what they do. While primarily focusing on the intriguing case of the Kurds, the author powerfully demonstrates how diasporas create new identities and shape the processes of decolonisation. In so doing, they transform a group's consciousness and trajectory.'
Robin Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Development Studies, University of Oxford

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