Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader / Edition 1

Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader / Edition 1

by Jana Evans Braziel
     
 

Exploring the dispersion of populations and cultures across many geographic regions and spheres, diaspora studies has emerged as a vibrant area of research amid rapidly increasing transnationalism and globalization. Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader presents in a single volume the most influential and critically well-received essays that have shaped the

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Exploring the dispersion of populations and cultures across many geographic regions and spheres, diaspora studies has emerged as a vibrant area of research amid rapidly increasing transnationalism and globalization. Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader presents in a single volume the most influential and critically well-received essays that have shaped the trajectory of diaspora studies and contemporary theorizations of diaspora as a specific terrain within, and beyond, postcolonial studies.

The book offers classic statements that have defined the field by such scholars as Appadurai, Gilroy, Radhakrishnan, and Hall. Essays tackle a number of subjects and diasporic configurations across the globe: Chinese, Black African, Jewish, South Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean.

Marking multinational and interdisciplinary theorizations of diaspora, and reflecting disciplinary modalities and methodologies of the humanities and social sciences, Theorizing Diaspora is a central resource for understanding diaspora as an emergent and contested theoretical space.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233916
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/2003
Series:
KeyWorks in Cultural Studies Series, #6
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Nation, Migration, Globalization: Points of Contention in Diaspora Studies1
Pt. IModernity, Globalism, and Diaspora23
1Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy25
2The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity49
Pt. IIEthnicity, Identity, and Diaspora83
3Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Diaspora85
4Ethnicity in an Age of Diaspora119
5Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian-American Differences132
Pt. IIISexuality, Gender, and Diaspora161
6Against the Lures of Diaspora: Minority Discourse, Chinese Women, and Intellectual Hegemony163
7Returning(s): Relocating the Critical Feminist Auto-Ethnographer184
8In the Shadows of Stonewall: Examining Gay Transnational Politics and the Diasporic Dilemma207
Pt. IVCultural Production and Diaspora231
9Cultural Identity and Diaspora233
10Diaspora Culture and the Dialogic Imagination: The Aesthetics of Black Independent Film in Britain247
11Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion261
Postscript: Cyberscapes and the Interfacing of Diasporas283
Select Bibliography of Works on Diaspora292
Index330

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