Migration, Diaspora and Identity

Migration, Diaspora and Identity

Author: Georgina Tsolidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400772113

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Framed in relation to diaspora this collection engages with the subject of how cultural difference is lived and how complex and shifting identities shape and respond to spatial politics of belonging. Diaspora is understood in a variety of ways, which makes this an eclectic collection of papers. Authors use various theoretical frameworks to explore diverse groups of people with a variety of experiences in a wide range of settings. They are making sense of the experiences of women and men from a range of ethnic backgrounds, negotiating identities through family, work and education. The micro dynamics of the everyday offer an evocative 'bottom up' means of understanding the tensions implicit in living multiple belongings. The common thread for the collection comes from the glimpses these authors provide into the remaking of our globalized world. The aim is to shed light on racism, dislocation and alienation on the one hand, and on the other hand, to consider how the complex power relations within the everyday mediate a sense of resistance and hope. The papers are arranged around four themes; 1. Multiple Belongings, 2. Representing a Way of Being, 3. Sexualised Identifications and 4. Marriage and Family.

Diasporas

Diasporas

Author: Professor Kim Knott

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848138711

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Featuring essays by world-renowned scholars, Diasporas charts the various ways in which global population movements and associated social, political and cultural issues have been seen through the lens of diaspora. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism. It also examines key intersecting agendas and themes, including political economy, security, race, gender, and material and electronic culture. Original case studies of contemporary as well as classical diasporas are featured, mapping new directions in research and testing the usefulness of diaspora for analyzing the complexity of transnational lives today. Diasporas is an essential text for anyone studying, working or interested in this increasingly vital subject.

Basque Diaspora

Basque Diaspora

Author: Gloria Pilar Totoricaguena

Publisher: Basque Studies Program/322

ISBN: 187780245X

Category: History

Page: 656

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An investigation into the specifics of Basque migrations, cultural representations, diasporic politics, and ethnonationalism, using theories from sociology, political science, history, and anthropology. Distributed for the Center for Basque Studies.

Diaspora, Identity, and Religion

Diaspora, Identity, and Religion

Author: Waltraud Kokot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415309913

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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Over the last decade, concepts of diaspora and locality have gained complex new meanings in political discourse as well as in social and cultural studies. Diaspora, in particular, has acquired new meanings relating to notions such as global deterritorialization, transnational migration and cultural hybridity. This evolution seems to imply that locality is no longer a relevant point of reference for collective identities. This book, however, argues that locality has not lost its meaning entirely. It claims that, although diasporas transcend boundaries, they remain sited, and space and place thus remain important points of reference. Diaspora and locality, rather than being opposed or contradictory, are interrelated. The authors discuss the key concepts and theory focusing on the meaning of religion both as a factor in forming diasporic social organizations, as well as in shaping and maintaining diasporic identities and the appropriation of space and place in history. It includes up-to-date research of the Caribbean, Irish, American, African and Greek diasporas.

American Israelis

American Israelis

Author: Uzi Rebhun

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004183889

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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This is a thorough investigation of Israelis who live in the United States tracing their social and economic mobility, their integration into the local Jewish community, as well as their attachment to their home country.

Diasporic Ruptures

Diasporic Ruptures

Author: Alireza Asgharzadeh

Publisher: Brill / Sense

ISBN: PSU:000063603279

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Diasporic Ruptures: Globality, Migrancy, and Expressions of Identity lies at the intersections of various processes emerging from globalization: border-crossings, transnationalism, identity formations. Carefully selected and placed in two volumes, the essays here represent works of both well-seasoned scholars as well as emerging writers, academics and intellectuals. The volumes critically examine various manifestations of the trend now commonly known as globalization--manifestations that many diasporic communities, immigrants, and people from all walks of life experience. They also illuminate recent political, social, economic and technological developments that are taking place in a rapidly changing world. Volume One (see Volume 6 in Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education)offers sophisticated insights into the nature of contemporary formations of diasporic life, internationalism, and hybrid identities. The volume asks bold questions around what it means to live in constantly shifting boundaries of nationality, identity, and citizenship. The type of methodological, discursive and experiential awareness promoted by this work helps us understand how millions of people face the challenge of living in a globalizing world; it also fosters a consciousness of how globalization itself functions differently in different environments. Volume Two addresses additional and more nuanced questions around culture, race, sexuality, migration, displacement and resistance. It also explores certain epistemological and methodological fallacies regarding conventional articulations of nation-state, nationalism, and the local/global nexus. The volume seeks to answer questions such as: What are the meanings and connotations of 'displacement' in a rapidly globalizing world? What are some dilemmas and challenges around notions of cultural hybridity, linguistic diversity, and a sense of belonging? What is the meaning of home in diaspora and the meaning of diaspora at home? Together, the volumes raise many topics that will be of immense interest to scholars across disciplines and general readers. While celebrating the increasing acknowledgment of difference and diversity in recent times, this work reminds us of the ongoing ramifications of dominant structures of inequality, relations of power, and issues of inclusion and exclusion. This work offers different ways of thinking, writing and talking about globalization and the processes that emerge from it.

Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

Author: Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317818205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic, Asian American, Latino/a and Caribbean alongside their corresponding forms of displacement - political exile, war trauma, and economic migration - the essays in this collection connect the intimate experience of the returning subject to multiple locations, historical experiences, inter-subjective relations, and cultural interactions. They challenge the idea of the narrative of return as a journey back to the untouched roots and home that the ethnic subject left behind. Their diacritical approach combines, on the one hand, a sensitivity to the context and structural elements of modern diaspora; and on the other, an analysis of the individual psychological processes inherent to the experience of displacement and return such as nostalgia, memory and belonging. In the narratives of return analyzed in this volume, space and identity are never static or easily definable; rather, they are in-process and subject to change as they are always entangled in the historical and inter-subjective relations ensuing from displacement and mobility. This book will interest students and scholars who wish to further explore the role of American literature within current debates on globalization, migration, and ethnicity.

Religion in Diaspora

Religion in Diaspora

Author: Sondra L. Hausner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137400307

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This edited collection addresses the relationship between diaspora, religion and the politics of identity in the modern world. It illuminates religious understandings of citizenship, association and civil society, and situates them historically within diverse cultures of memory and state traditions.

The British World

The British World

Author: Carl Bridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714654728

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This collection of essays is based upon the assumption that the British Empire was held together not merely by ties of trade and defence, but by a shared sense of British identity that linked British communities around the globe. Focusing on the themes of migration, identity and the media, this book is an exploration of these and other interconnected themes that help define the British World of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Contemporary British Identity

Contemporary British Identity

Author: Christina Julios

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 0754671585

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Against the background of an increasingly multicultural British society, this book traces the evolution of British identity in the 20th century.Debates around British multi-culturalism and multi-ethnic identity are deconstructed through a linguistic lens, which explores the role played by the English language in these debates. Examination of the expansionism of the 19th century British Empire and the rise of the United States to the position of the world's superpower during the 20th century is provided.The book raises questions about the collective ability and willingness to redress the imbalance between the majority white population and the country's marginalised minority ethnic communities. These questions provide enlightening clues to the likely course that the prevailing public discourse on British identity will take in the 21st century.

Childhood and Migration in Europe

Childhood and Migration in Europe

Author: Allen White

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409492887

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Childhood and Migration in Europe explores the under-researched and often misunderstood worlds of migrant children and young people, drawing on extensive empirical research with children and young people from diverse migrant backgrounds living in a rapidly changing European society. Through in-depth exploration and analysis of the experiences of children who moved to Ireland in the first decade of the 21st century, it addresses the tendency of migration research and policy to overlook the presence of children in migratory flows. Challenging dominant adult-centric perspectives on contemporary global migration flows and presenting understandings of the lives of migrant children and young people from their own experiences, this book presents a detailed exploration of children's lives in four different migrant populations in Ireland. With a unique comparative perspective, Childhood and Migration in Europe advances upon current conceptualisations of migration and integration by interrogating accepted views of migrant children and focusing on children's own voices and experiences. It challenges the prevailing assimilationist discourses underlying much existing research and policy, which often construct migrant children as deficient in different ways and in need of 'being integrated'.

Transatlantic, Transcultural, and Transnational Dialogues on Identity, Culture, and Migration

Transatlantic, Transcultural, and Transnational Dialogues on Identity, Culture, and Migration

Author: Lori Celaya

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793648778

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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This book analyzes the diasporic experiences of migratory and postcolonial subjects in the U.S., the U.S.-Mexico border, the Hispanophone Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Contributors explore intertextual transatlantic dialogues, migratory experiences, cultural exchanges, identity construction, and the artificial boundaries of nation states.