Global Diasporas: An Introduction / Edition 2

Global Diasporas: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Robin Cohen, Nicholas Van Hear
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041543551X

ISBN-13: 9780415435512

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces his distinctive approach to the study of the world’s diasporas. This book investigates the changing meanings of the concept and the contemporary diasporic condition, including case studies of Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, British, Indian, Lebanese and Caribbean people.

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Overview

In a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces his distinctive approach to the study of the world’s diasporas. This book investigates the changing meanings of the concept and the contemporary diasporic condition, including case studies of Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, British, Indian, Lebanese and Caribbean people.

The first edition of this book had a major impact on diaspora studies and was the foundational text in an emerging research and teaching field. This second edition extends and clarifies Robin Cohen’s argument, addresses some critiques and outlines new perspectives for the study of diasporas. It has also been made more student-friendly with illustrations, guided readings and suggested essay questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415435512
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Series:
Global Diasporas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments List of TablesIntroduction1) Classical notions of diaspora - transcending the Jewish tradition2) Victim diasporas - Africans and Armenians3) Labour and imperial diasporas - Indians and British4) Trade diasporas - Chinese and Lebonese5) Diasporas and their homelands - Sikhs and Zionists6) Cultural diasporas - the Caribbean case7) Diasporas in the age of globalization8) Conclusion - diasporas, their types and their futureNotesReferencesIndex

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