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

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Overview

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

Introduction 1
1 Deconstructing and comparing diasporas 9
2 'Too close for comfort' : re-membering the forgotten diaspora of Irish women in England 33
3 Place, movement and identity : processes of inclusion and exclusion in a 'Caribbean' family 53
4 Why locality matters : diaspora consciousness and sedentariness in the American diaspora in Greece 72
5 Past and present in the history of modern Greek diaspora 93
6 Griots, roots and identity in the African diaspora 102
7 The invention of history in the Irish American diaspora : myths of the great famine 117
8 Religion or culture? : concepts of identity in the Alevi diaspora 133
9 A double minority : notes on the emerging Yezidi diaspora 156
10 A diachronic view of diaspora, the significance of religion and the Hindu trinidadians 170
11 Let it flow - economy, spirituality and gender in the Sindhi network 189
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