Global Diasporas: An Introduction
Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick and Currently Dean of Humanities Robin Cohen, Robin Cohen, Nicholas Van Hear
Routledge, 17.03.2008 - 240 Seiten
In a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces his distinctive approach to the study of the world’s diasporas. This book investigates the changing meanings of the concept and the contemporary diasporic condition, including case studies of Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, British, Indian, Lebanese and Caribbean people.
The first edition of this book had a major impact on diaspora studies and was the foundational text in an emerging research and teaching field. This second edition extends and clarifies Robin Cohen’s argument, addresses some critiques and outlines new perspectives for the study of diasporas. It has also been made more student-friendly with illustrations, guided readings and suggested essay questions.
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1 FOUR PHASES OF DIASPORA STUDIES
Transcending the Jewish tradition
Africans and Armenians
Indentured Indians and the British
Chinese and Lebanese
Zionists and Sikhs
The black Atlantic and the lure of Bombay