Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Bringing together the key essays that have constituted this field since its inception and that point the way toward its future, Theorizing Diaspora is a central resource for understanding diaspora as an emergent and contested theoretical space.

  • Anthologizes the most influential and critically received essays that have shaped the trajectory of diaspora studies.
  • Offers classic statements that have defined the field by scholars including Appadurai, Gilroy, Radhakrishnan, and Hall.
  • Presents divergent strains of multiple diasporas, including Chinese, Black African, Jewish, South Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean.
  • Reflects the modalities and methodologies of scholars across the humanities and social sciences.
  • Includes a postscript on diaspora in cyberspace and an extensive bibliography.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Diaspora is one of the most critically debated terms in contemporary discussions of migration and identity. Bringing together key essays in the field, this superb collection offers us a comprehensive overview of diaspora's past politics and potential futures. Above all, it reminds us that diaspora is a distinctly human phenomenon, involving the displacement, movement, and separation of peoples." David L. Eng, Columbia University

"Theorizing Diaspora speaks not only to those previously colonized and oppressed Others who have relocated from There to Here, but discusses why deracination is a process that affects all constituencies: those in the newly inhabited metropolis as well as those who remain behind." Grant Farred, Duke University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631233916
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/3/2003
  • Series: KeyWorks in Cultural Studies Series , #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. In 2002–3 she was Five College Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Amherst College. She has written widely on diaspora and cultural studies, and is the editor of Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression (with Kathleen LeBesco, 2001).

Anita Mannur is a postdoctoral fellow in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Nation, Migration, Globalization: Points of Contention in Diaspora Studies 1
Pt. I Modernity, Globalism, and Diaspora 23
1 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy 25
2 The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity 49
Pt. II Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora 83
3 Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Diaspora 85
4 Ethnicity in an Age of Diaspora 119
5 Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian-American Differences 132
Pt. III Sexuality, Gender, and Diaspora 161
6 Against the Lures of Diaspora: Minority Discourse, Chinese Women, and Intellectual Hegemony 163
7 Returning(s): Relocating the Critical Feminist Auto-Ethnographer 184
8 In the Shadows of Stonewall: Examining Gay Transnational Politics and the Diasporic Dilemma 207
Pt. IV Cultural Production and Diaspora 231
9 Cultural Identity and Diaspora 233
10 Diaspora Culture and the Dialogic Imagination: The Aesthetics of Black Independent Film in Britain 247
11 Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion 261
Postscript: Cyberscapes and the Interfacing of Diasporas 283
Select Bibliography of Works on Diaspora 292
Index 330
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