Global Diasporas: An Introduction

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Routledge, 17.03.2008 - 240 Seiten
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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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This is an excellent introduction to the theory of diasporas, a term which has expanded considerably in recent years from its original use in the Jewish Diaspora to describe all kinds of cultural and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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1 FOUR PHASES OF DIASPORA STUDIES
1
Transcending the Jewish tradition
21
Africans and Armenians
39
Indentured Indians and the British
61
Chinese and Lebanese
83
Zionists and Sikhs
103
The black Atlantic and the lure of Bombay
123
8 MOBILIZING DIASPORAS IN A GLOBAL AGE
141
Old methods and new topics
159
NOTES
178
REFERENCES
199
INDEX
213
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Über den Autor (2008)

Robin Cohen is Professorial Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. He taught for many years at Warwick and has also held appointments at the Universities of Ibadan, the West Indies and Cape Town. His other books include The New Helots (2003), The Cambridge Survey of World Migration (edited, 1995), Frontiers of Identity (1994), Migration and its Enemies (2006) and Global Sociology, with Paul Kennedy (rev. 2007).

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