Diaspora, Identity and Religion: New Directions in Theory and Research / Edition 1

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The concept of diaspora has evolved to include new meanings relating to global deterritorialization, transnational migration and cultural hybridity. In many cases it has come to replace minority, ethnic group and immigrant as a label of self reference and this development has introduced new perspectives on global networks and local identities.

This book rejects the idea that locality has lost its meaning and argues that diapsora and locality are interrelated. The authors discuss the key concepts and theory, focusing on religion, the appropriation of space and place in history and the present. It features case histories on the Caribbean, Irish, Irish-American, Armenian, African and Greek diasporas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415309912
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/16/2004
  • Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2.Deconstructing and Comparing Diasporas 3. Diasporic Spatiality and the Question of Identity Part 1: Identity Politics, History and Locality 4. 'Too close for comfort' - Re-membering the forgotten diaspora of Irish women in England 5. Place, Movement and Identity: Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion in a 'Caribbean' Family 6. Why Locality Matters - Diaspora Consciousness and Sedentariness in the AmericanDiaspora in Greece 7. Past and Present in the History of Modern Greek Diaspora 8. Griots, Roots and Identity in the African Diaspora 9. The Invention of History in the Irish American Diaspora: Myths of the Great Famine Part Two: Diasporic Aspects of Religion 10. Religion or Culture? Concepts of Identity in the Alevi Diaspora 11. A Double Minority: Notes on the Emerging Yezidi Diaspora 12. A Diachronic View at Diaspora, the Significance of Religion and the Hindu Trinidadians 13. They Prayed in Brazil and it Rained in Boston: Dominican and Brazilian Transnational Religious Life 14. Let it Flow - Economy, Spirituality and Gender in the Sindhi Network

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