Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities (Paperback)Kim Knott (editor), Sean McLoughlin (editor), Jeffrey Lesser (author of contributions), Homi Bhabha (author of contributions), Peter Mandaville (author of contributions), Terrance Lyons (author of contributions), Claire Dwyer (author of contributions), Manuel A. Vasquez (author of contributions), Jaine Beswick (author of contributions), Karim H. Karim (author of contributions)
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 14/10/2010
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Featuring essays by world-renowned scholars, Diasporas charts the various ways in which global population movements and associated social, political and cultural issues have been seen through the lens of diaspora. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism. It also examines key intersecting agendas and themes, including political economy, security, race, gender, and material and electronic culture. Original case studies of contemporary as well as classical diasporas are featured, mapping new directions in research and testing the usefulness of diaspora for analyzing the complexity of transnational lives today. Diasporas is an essential text for anyone studying, working or interested in this increasingly vital subject.
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
'Simultaneously panoramic and precise, this volume offers authoritative, inclusive, yet blessedly focused articles on the terms, concepts, and perspectives that collectively define the field of diaspora studies.' Khachig Toeloelyan, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 'As scholarly approaches to Diasporas develop a global profile and span a variety of disciplines, this book provides an incisive account of the state of the art.' Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University 'Bringing together an impressive array of distinguished interdisciplinary scholars with wide-ranging perspectives on the cultural and historical significance of contemporary diasporas worldwide, this book provides an essential companion to understanding the complex evolution of concepts of migration and identity and their vital impact on shaping the direction of public and academic debate today.' Susheila Nasta, Open University
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