Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries of History
Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 2, 2005 - History - 440 pages
Traditionally, diaspora communities have been understood to be pariah communities, and most work on diasporas has focused on specific groups such as the Jewish or African Diaspora. This book is unique in comparing a range of diasporas, including the Jewish, Arab, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Maltese, Greek, and Armenian diasporas. Taking the past four centuries into consideration, the authors examine diaspora trading networks across the globe on both a regional and international level.Through an understanding of diaspora trading networks, we learn not only about diaspora communities but also about the roots of the modern global economy.