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Theorizing Diaspora. A Reader. Edition No. 1. KeyWorks in Cultural Studies

  • ID: 2248060
  • Book
  • January 2003
  • 360 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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Nation, Migration, Globalization: Points Of Contention In Diaspora 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. (Paul Gilroy).

Additional Readings On Modernity, Globalism, And Diaspora.

Part II: Ethnicity, Identity, And Diaspora.

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

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

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

Additional Readings On Ethnicity, Identity, And Diaspora.

Part III: Sexuality, Gender, And Diaspora.

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

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

8. In The Shadows Of Stonewall: Examining Gay Transnational Politics 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. (Kobena Mercer).

11. Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities In Motion. (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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Jana Evans Braziel University of Cincinnati.

Anita Mannur Wesleyan University.
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