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- DescriptionDiasporas - from the Greek verb speiro (to sow) and the preposition dia (over), signifying 'dispersion of seeds' - seem to be integral to the human condition, existing as far back as recorded history and surely before that. Originally used to refer to Greek settlers and colonizers in the Mediterranean, and later adopted by the Hebrews to speak of their own exiled people, the term 'diaspora' evolved over time to dete myriads of diverse displacements, forced as well as voluntary. This book examines diasporas in the context of globalization as they exist today and with an eye to the future. Each article represents a distinct point of view and brings a particular understanding, theoretical or practical, to bear on the diaspora narrative. Each one emphasizes the specificity of diaspora to culture, place and moment, its multi-faceted and interdisciplinary nature, and the significance of how identity is negotiated within the triadic space of self, home and 'host' nation. Taken together in this volume they function as a 'conversation' about the process of trying to define and re-define the elusive, unstable concept of diaspora with its diverse and evolving forms.
- Author BiographyMarianne David is an independent scholar living in New York City. A comparatist, her specialties include Spanish literature and art with a focus on medieval Spain. Javier Munoz-Basols is an Instructor in Spanish at the University of Oxford. His current research focuses on cultural studies and social anthropology.
- PublisherInter-Disciplinary Press
- Date of Publication15/12/2011
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationFreeland
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintInter-Disciplinary Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight359 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byJavier Munoz-Basols,Marianne David
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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