Diaspora and Hybridity

Diaspora and Hybridity

by Virinder Kalra, Raminder Kaur, John Hutnyk
     
 

Diaspora & Hybridity deals with those theoretical issues which concern social theory and social change in the new millennium. The volume provides a refreshing, critical and illuminating analysis of concepts of diaspora and hybridity and their impact on multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies' - Dr Rohit Barot, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology,

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Diaspora & Hybridity deals with those theoretical issues which concern social theory and social change in the new millennium. The volume provides a refreshing, critical and illuminating analysis of concepts of diaspora and hybridity and their impact on multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies' - Dr Rohit Barot, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol

What do we mean by 'diaspora' and 'hybridity'? Why are they pivotal concepts in contemporary debates on race, culture and society?

This book is an exhaustive, politically inflected, assessment of the key debates on diaspora and hybridity. It relates the topics to contemporary social struggles and cultural contexts, providing the reader with a framework to evaluate and displace the key ideological arguments, theories and narratives deployed in culturalist academic circles today. The authors demonstrate how diaspora and hybridity serve as problematic tools, cutting across traditional boundaries of nations and groups, where trans-national spaces for a range of contested cultural, political and economic outcomes might arise.

Wide ranging, richly illustrated and challenging, it will be of interest to students of cultural studies, sociology, ethnicity and nationalism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761973973
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Home and Away
Social Configurations of Diaspora
Cultural Configurations of Diaspora
Sexual Limits of Diaspora
Hybrid Connections
Hybridity and Openness (or, Whose Side Are You On?)
Journeys of Whiteness
Transnational Terror

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