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Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies

Edited by: Robin Cohen , Carolin Fischer

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138631137
eBook ISBN: 9781315209050
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315209050
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The word ?diaspora? has leapt from its previously confined use ? mainly concerned with the dispersion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Africans away from their natal homelands ? to cover the cases of many other ethnic groups, nationalities and religions. But this ?horizontal? scattering of the word to cover the mobility of many groups to many destinations, has been paralleled also by ?vertical? leaps, with the word diaspora being deployed to cover more and more phenomena and serve more and more objectives of different actors.

With sections on ?debating the concept?, ?complexity?, ?home and home-making?, ?connections? and ?critiques?, the Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies is likely to remain an authoritative reference for some time. Each contribution includes a targeted list of references for further reading. The editors have carefully blended established scholars of diaspora with younger scholars looking at how diasporas are constructed ?from below?. The adoption of a variety of conceptual perspectives allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons between cases.

In this exciting and authoritative collection over 40 scholars from many countries have explored the evolving use of the concept of diaspora, its possibilities as well as its limitations. This Handbook will be indispensable for students undertaking essays, debates and dissertations in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Diaspora before it became a concept Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Diaspora studies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Key methodological tools for diaspora studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The social construction of diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Diasporas as social movements? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Performing diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Embodying belonging Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Music, dance and diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Diasporic filmmaking in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Writing in diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Making and ‘faking’ a diasporic heritage Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Translanguaging and diasporic imagination Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Multi-religious diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Homelessness and statelessness Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Diaspora and class, class and diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Working-class cosmopolitans and diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Transversal crossings and diasporic intersections Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Intersectionalizing diaspora studies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Bridging the mobility–sedentarism and agency–structure dichotomies in diasporic return migration Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Unravelling the conceptual link between transnationalism and diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Deportees as ‘reverse diasporas’ Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Diasporicity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Moral comforts of remaining in exile Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Islamic schooling and the second generation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Diaspora and home Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Diasporas and political obligation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Diaspora and religion Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Digital diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Diaspora politics and political remittances Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Postcolonial states, nation-building and the (un)making of diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The plasticity of diasporic identities in super-diverse cities Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Displaced imaginations, bodies and things Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Disconnecting from home Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Using pragmatism to approach ‘diaspora’, its meanings and political implications Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Why engage diasporas? Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Diaspora mobilizations for conflict Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Diaspora and development Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Diasporas and the politics of memory and commemoration Download PDF
Chapter  39:  At home in diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Diasporas building peace Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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