Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader / Edition 1

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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 incontemporary discussions of migration and identity. Bringingtogether key essays in the field, this superb collection offers usa comprehensive overview of diaspora's past politics and potentialfutures. Above all, it reminds us that diaspora is a distinctlyhuman phenomenon, involving the displacement, movement, andseparation of peoples." David L. Eng, Columbia University

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631233923
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Series: KeyWorks in Cultural Studies Series , #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 821,619
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English at theUniversity of Wisconsin, La Crosse. In 2002–3 she was FiveCollege Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English atAmherst College. She has written widely on diaspora and culturalstudies, and is the editor of Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness andTransgression (with Kathleen LeBesco, 2001).

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

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Table of Contents


Nation, Migration, Globalization: Points Of Contention InDiaspora Studies. (Jana Evans Braziel And Anita Mannur).

Part I: Modernity, Globalism, And Diaspora.

1. Disjuncture And Difference In The Global Cultural Economy.(Arjun Appadurai).

2. The Black Atlantic As A Counterculture Of Modernity. (PaulGilroy).

Additional Readings On Modernity, Globalism, And Diaspora.

Part II: Ethnicity, Identity, And Diaspora.

3. Diaspora: Generational Ground Of Jewish Diaspora. (DanielBoyarin And Jonathan Boyarin).

4. Ethnicity In An Age Of Diaspora. (R. Radhakrishnan).

5. Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Making Asian AmericanDifferences. (Lisa Lowe).

Additional Readings On Ethnicity, Identity, And Diaspora.

Part III: Sexuality, Gender, And Diaspora.

6. Against The Lures Of Diaspora: Minority Discourse, ChineseWomen And Intellectual Hegemony. (Rey Chow).

7. Returning(S): Relocating The Critical FeministAuto-Ethnographer. (Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe).

8. In The Shadows Of Stonewall: Examining Gay TransnationalPolitics And The Diasporic Dilemma. (Martin F. Manalansan IV).

Additional Readings In Sexuality, Gender, And Diaspora.

Part IV: Cultural Production And Diaspora.

9. Cultural Identity And Diaspora Stuart Hall.

10. Diaspora Culture And The Dialogic Imagination. (KobenaMercer).

11. Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities InMotion. (Gayatri Gopinath).

Additional Readings On Cultural Production And Diaspora.

Post-Script: Cyber-Scapes And The Interfacing Of Diaspora.(Anita Mannur).

Additional Readings On Diaspora And Cyberelectronics.

Selected Bibliography of Works on Diaspora (Anita Mannur).


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