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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 <!--end-->

"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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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

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 063123392X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631233923
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Austin on February 1, 2014
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The book is a well written volume. My students and I have gained enormous insight already by reading through pages of the text.
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By Katie Coones on November 15, 2014
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While some of the articles did not interest me, the ones that did were dynamic and exceptionally helpful for my research.
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