Diaspora: An Introduction / Edition 1

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International migrants - uprooted from family, friends, and nation-state, and scattered across the globe - form vibrant diasporic communities. Whether through economic migration, political asylum, or corporate mobility, this type of wide scale dispersion of populations brings with it a myriad of important issues.

Diaspora: An Introduction offers a critical overview of this timely phenomenon, with a specific focus on diasporic shifts post-1989 and post-9/11. The text is organized thematically, reaching beyond human migration to explore a variety of issues - globalization, realpolitik and geo-economic shifts in a post-9/11 world, the fractured politics of national boundaries, border crossings, terrorism, and homeland security. The book also examines the geopolitical and legal realignments that influence diasporic communities, global migration patterns, and worldwide debates about citizenship, nationality, and political belonging.

About the Author:
Jana Evans Braziel is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405153393
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vi
Preface: Between Homelands and Homelessness? New Diasporas, Global Refugees     1
Introducing Diaspora: Key Terms     11
Diasporic Workers, New Global Economy     37
Gender and Diasporas     66
Global Traffic     85
Queer Diasporas     105
Race and Diasporas     128
Transnational Activism, Diasporic Arts of Resistance     158
Postface: Diasporic Shifts Post-9/11     193
Notes     216
Bibliography     227
Index     294
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