Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842779484
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Knott is Director of the AHRC "Diasporas, Migration and Identities" Programme (a £6.3 million investment), overseeing some fifty small and large projects, workshops and networks. She combines this with her role as Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Leeds where she continues to manage her own research projects, to teach research methods and to supervise student projects on religious diasporic communities, and religion, space and locality. Her first book was on what would now be called the "Hindu diaspora" in Britain (1986); her most recent on is The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis (2005). Her work has included articles over many years on migration, ethnicity, identity and religion, and more recently space and place. She has good contacts with scholars internationally as a result of her program directorship and roles in the International Association for the History of Religions and European Association for the Study of Religions. http://www.diasporas.ac.uk/Kim_Knott.htm; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/trs/staff/kim_knott.htm
 
Sean McLoughlin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds working in the fields of Islamic studies and anthropology of religion, and teaching on Muslims, multiculturalism and citizenship. He is author of the forthcoming book, Representing Muslims: Religion, Ethnicity and the Politics of Identity (Pluto Press, 2007) and co-editor (with J. Cesari) of European Muslims and the Secular State (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2005) and many articles on British Muslims, Islam in Europe, and South Asian studies. His recent article on Migration, diaspora and transnationalism: transformations of religion and culture in a globalizing age is the final chapter in the Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion. He is Principal Investigator of the AHRC network, From Diaspora to Multi-Locality: Writing British Asian Cities, and co-convenor of the Muslims in Britain Research Network. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/trs/staff/sean_mcloughlin.htm

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Map ix

Introduction Kim Knott Seán McLoughlin 1

Part 1 Concepts and theories

1 Exile Martin Baumann 19

2 Home and memory Femke Stock 24

3 Slavery and the black Atlantic David Richardson 29

4 Migration Nicholas Van Hear 34

5 Transnationalism Peggy Levitt 39

6 Nation, ethnicity and community Gerd Baumann 45

7 Multiculturalism and citizenship Tariq Modood 50

8 Post-coloniality Graham Huggan 55

9 Hybridity John Hutnyk 59

10 Cosmopolitanism Steven Vertovec 63

11 Social identities and creolization Robin Cohen 69

12 Complex diasporas Pnina Werbner 74

13 Space and movement Kim Knott 79

Part 2 Intersections

14 Diasporas and economies Claire Dwyer 87

15 Diasporas and politics Terrence Lyons Peter Mandaville 91

16 Diasporas, conflict and security Simon Turner 97

17 Diasporas and development Ben Page Claire Mercer 102

18 Diasporas and cities John Eade 107

19 Diasporas, race and difference Claire Alexander 112

20 Diasporas and gender Nadje Al-Ali 118

21 Diasporas and sexuality Kira Kosnick 123

22 Diasporas and religion Manuel A. Vásquez 128

23 Diasporas and language Jaine Beswick 134

24 Diasporas and material culture Philip Crang 139

25 Diasporas, literature and literary studies Ananya Jahanara Kabir 145

26 Diasporas and performance Helen Gilbert Jacqueline Lo 151

27 Diasporas, film and cinema Daniela Berghahn 157

28 Diasporas and media Karim H. Karim 162

29 Diasporas and cyberspace Victoria Bernal 167

Part 3 Empirical and metaphorical diasporas

30 South/North relations in the Americas Alex Stepick Carol Dutton Stepick Patricia Vanderkooy 175

31 Movements between 'white' Europe and America: Greek migration to the United States Anastasia Christou Russell King 181

32 The Russian-Jewish diaspora at the beginning of the twenty-first century Larissa Remennick 187

33 The Iranian diaspora in the West Sanaz Raji 193

34 How the Japanese diaspora in Brazil became the Brazilian diaspora in Japan Jeffrey Lesser 198

35 Migrations within China Flemming Christiansen 204

36 Beyond Tibet Dibyesh Anand 211

37 Sacred journeys, diasporic lives: sociality and the religious imagination among Filipinos in the Middle East Mark Johnson Claudia Liebelt Deirdre Mckay Alicia Pingol Pnina Werbner 217

38 Muslim travellers: homing desire, the umma and British-Pakistanis Seán McLoughlin 223

39 Diasporic dialogue among the British in Australia Sara Wills 230

40 Diasporic creativity: refugee intellectuals, exiled poets and corporate cosmopolitanism at the BBC World Service Marie Gillespie 236

41 Colonial space-making and hybridizing history, or 'Are the Indians of East Africa Africans or Indians"' Ato Quayson 243

42 Transnational musicians' networks across Africa and Europe Ulrike Hanna Meinhof Nadia Kiwan Marie-Pierre Gibert 249

43 Diasporic readers and the location of reception James Procter 256

44 Jews as rooted cosmopolitans: the end of diaspora" David Shneer Caryn Aviv 263

Conclusion: new directions Seán McLoughlin Kim Knott 269

About the contributors 274

Bibliography 278

Index 311

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