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- DescriptionCoined in the third century B.C., the term diaspora has evolved into a buzzword used to describe the migrations of groups as diverse as ethnic populations, religious communities, and even engineers working abroad. This concise book provides a critical introduction to the concept of diaspora, bringing a fresh, synthetic perspective to virtually all aspects of this topic. Stephane Dufoix incorporates a wealth of case studies - about the Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, Greek, and Indian experiences - to illustrate key concepts, give a clear overview on current thinking, and reassess the value of the term for us today.
- Author BiographyStephane Dufoix is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He is a member of the Sophiapol (Political sociology, philosophy, and anthropology, Paris-X) and of the Centre d'histoire sociale du XXe siecle, the author of Politiques d'exil , and the editor, with Patrick Weil, of L'Esclavage, la colonisation, et apres ... France, Etats-Unis, Grande-Bretagne . He is a junior member of the Institut universitaire de France.
- Author(s)Stephane Dufoix
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication04/02/2008
- LanguageEnglish & English
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note1 line illustration, 1 table
- Weight31 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Translated byWilliam Rodamor
- Foreword byRoger Waldinger
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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