The Resource Between dispersion and belonging : global approaches to diaspora in practice, edited by Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Harman Akenson

Between dispersion and belonging : global approaches to diaspora in practice, edited by Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Harman Akenson

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Between dispersion and belonging : global approaches to diaspora in practice
Title
Between dispersion and belonging
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global approaches to diaspora in practice
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edited by Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Harman Akenson
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eng
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"As a historical and religious term "diaspora" has existed for many years, but it only became an academic and analytical concept in the 1980s and '90s. Within its various usages, two broad directions stand out: diaspora as a dispersion of people from an original homeland, and diaspora as a claim of identity that expresses a form of belonging and also keeps alive a sense of difference. Between Dispersion and Belonging critically assesses the meaning and practice of diaspora first by engaging with the theoretical life histories of the concept, and then by examining a range of historical case studies. Essays in this volume draw from diaspora formations in the pre-modern Indian Ocean region, read diaspora against the concept of indigeneity in the Americas, reassess the claim for a Swedish diaspora, interrogate the notion of an "invisible" English diaspora in the Atlantic world, calibrate the meaning of the Irish diaspora in North America, and consider the case for a global Indian indentured-labour diaspora. Through these studies the contributors demonstrate that an inherent appeal to globality is central to modern formulations of diaspora. It is not global in the sense that diasporas span the entire globe, rather they are global precisely because they are not bound by arbitrary geopolitical units. In examining the ways in which academic and larger society discuss diaspora, Between Dispersion and Belonging--empirically and theoretically--presents a critique of modern historiography and positions that critique in the shape of global history."--
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index present
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GF50
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.B48 2016
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Akenson, Donald H.
  • Chowdhury, Amitava
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McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history. Series two ;
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40
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  • Human geography
  • Ethnicity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  • Human geography
  • Ethnicity
  • Human geography
  • HISTORY / World
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Between dispersion and belonging : global approaches to diaspora in practice, edited by Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Harman Akenson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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txt
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780773599147
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
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22573/ctt1jvqc3z
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  • (OCoLC)953887391
  • (OCoLC)ocn953887391
Label
Between dispersion and belonging : global approaches to diaspora in practice, edited by Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Harman Akenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773599147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1jvqc3z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953887391
  • (OCoLC)ocn953887391

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