Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader

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Jana Evans Braziel, Anita Mannur
Wiley, Jan 27, 2003 - Social Science - 360 pages
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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Brilliant introduction to ideas on diaspora, migration and nation.

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This book offers a compilation of articles or book chapters which have been published in other books before. It has a wide range of essays which offer different perspectives about diverse diasporic communities all over the world. Highly recommended!

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About the author (2003)

Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. In 2002–3 she was Five College Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Amherst College. She has written widely on diaspora and cultural studies, and is the editor of Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression (with Kathleen LeBesco, 2001).

Anita Mannur is a postdoctoral fellow in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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