Global Diasporas: An Introduction / Edition 1

Global Diasporas: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Robin Cohen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1857282078

ISBN-13: 9781857282078

Pub. Date: 04/18/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

During the early modern period, trade and labour diasporas girded the mercantilist and early capitalist worlds. Today the term has changed again, often implying a positive and ongoing relationship between migrants' homelands and their places of work and settlement. In his perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen illuminates all the changing meanings of diaspora

Overview

During the early modern period, trade and labour diasporas girded the mercantilist and early capitalist worlds. Today the term has changed again, often implying a positive and ongoing relationship between migrants' homelands and their places of work and settlement. In his perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen illuminates all the changing meanings of diaspora and the contemporary diasporic condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857282078
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/18/1997
Series:
Global Diasporas Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(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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