The Dispersion: A History of the Word <i>Diaspora</i>

The Dispersion: A History of the Word Diaspora

by Stephane Dufoix

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004326927
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2016
Series: Brill's Specials in Modern History , #1
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,295,370
Product dimensions: 0.63(w) x 0.94(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stéphane Dufoix is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. He has published on exile politics and diasporas (including Diasporas, University of California Press, 2008). He is working on a historical sociology of the concept of globalization.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ... ix
List of Maps, Illustrations, Figures and Tables ... xi

Introduction. Towards a Historical Socio-semantics of a Word in Vogue ... 1

Part 1: From the Word to the Concept

Introduction to Part 1 ... 23
1 The Word of the Septuagint ... 27
2 The Religious Space of Dispersion ... 76
3 Towards a Secular Concept ... 134

Part 2: Cham Dispersed: From the Jewish Model to the Reversal

Introduction to Part 2 ... 181
4 Next Year in Ethiopia: Blacks at the Jewish Mirror ... 185
5 A Name of One’s Own: The Emergence of the Black/African Diaspora ... 231
6 The Reversal ... 279

Part 3: The Name of the Global

Introduction to Part 3 ... 337
7 Constructing the Field of Diaspora Studies ... 340
8 The Critical Turn ... 392
9 States and Their Diasporas ... 444

Conclusion. Two Cats and Three Demons ... 495

Bibliography ... 501
Index of Names ... 581

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