Global Diasporas: An Introduction / Edition 1

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Robert C. Smith
Cohen's book offers a timely overview of diasporas. The book is also engagingly written, with Cohen's personal anecdotes adding zing rather than self-indulgence to the analysis. We owe him a debt of gratitude for reintroducing this concept and this series of books.
Political Science Quarterly
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Praise for the first edition:

'Cohen’s erudition is vast… his interpretations are solid and well informed. By and large one can only marvel at the scope of Cohen’s learning and the richness of his vocabulary.'Mark J. Miller, University of Delaware, Journal of World History, Fall 1999

'Cohen’s book offers a timely overview of diasporas. The book is also engagingly written, with Cohen’s personal anecdotes adding zing rather than self-indulgence to the analysis'Robert C. Smith, Columbia University, USA, Political Studies Quaterly, Spring 1999

'Reading this book I thought ‘Cohen is doing for diaspora what Weber did for religion’'Fran Markowiz, Ben Gurion University USA, American Anthropologist, June 1999

'A succinct but satisfying book… as Cohen convincingly demonstrates here, the diaspora wave is well and truly upon us'Sarah Ansari, Royal Holloway College, London, UK, Times Higher Educational Supplement, 6 March 1998

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857282078
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/18/1997
  • Series: Global Diasporas Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Cohen is Professorial Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. He taught for many years at Warwick and has also held appointments at the Universities of Ibadan, the West Indies and Cape Town. His other books include The New Helots (2003), The Cambridge Survey of World Migration (edited, 1995), Frontiers of Identity (1994), Migration and its Enemies (2006) and Global Sociology, with Paul Kennedy (rev. 2007).

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition 1. Four Phases of Diaspora Studies 2. Classical Notions of Diaspora: Transcending the Jewish Tradition 3. Victim Diasporas: Africans and Armenians 4. Labour and Imperial Diasporas: Indentured Indians and the British 5. Trade and Business Diasporas: Chinese and Lebanese 6. Diasporas and their Homelands: Zionists and Sikhs 7. Deterritorialized Diasporas: The Black Atlantic and the Lure of Bombay 8. Mobilizing Diasporas in a Global Age 9. Studying Diasporas: Old Methods and New Topics

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