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.
Keynote Address Theorizing Diaspora and The Indian Experience KAPIL
KAPOOR Honourable President , and all my good friends and distinguished
scholars in the audience , I am very grateful to Prof . Mohan Ramanan for having
Author: Adesh Pal
Category: American literature
Contains Papers That Debate And Formulate Theoretical Concepts About Indina Diaspora Like-Homeland, Acculturation, Religion, Caste, Ethnicity, Double Citizenship, Gender And Related Issues. Also Analyse The Successes And Failures Of Indian Diaspora In Various Countries-Figian Diaspra, Writings Fo Punjabi Diaspora, Asian Women. A Reference Tool For Those Interested In Theoretical Issues Related To Indian Diaspora.
For those that theorize fluid processes, see Clifford, “Diasporas,” 302–38; Gilroy, “
Diaspora,” 207–12; Hall, “Cultural Identity and Diaspora.” 8. Braziel and Mannur, Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader, 5. Music in the American Diasporic Wedding ...
Author: Inna Naroditskaya
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Music in the American Diasporic Wedding explores the complex cultural adaptations, preservations, and fusions that occur in weddings between couples and families of diverse origins. Discussing weddings as a site of negotiations between generations, traditions, and religions, the essays gathered here argue that music is the mediating force between the young and the old, ritual and entertainment, and immigrant lore and assimilation. The contributors examine such colorful integrations as klezmer-tinged Mandarin tunes at a Jewish and Taiwanese American wedding, a wedding services industry in Chicago's South Asian community featuring a diversity of wedding music options, and Puerto Rican cultural activists dancing down the aisles of New York's St. Cecilia's church to the thunder of drums and maracas and rapping their marriage vows. These essays show us what wedding music and performance tell us about complex multiethnic diasporic identities and remind us that how we listen to and celebrate otherness defines who we are.
T.O. Ranger (Nairobi: East Africa Pub. House, 1968), 152–76; Stuart Hall, “
Cultural Identity and Diaspora” , in Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader, ed.
Jana Evans Braziel and Anita Mannuk (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2003),
Author: Joshua I. Cohen
Publisher: University of California Press
Reading African art’s impact on modernism as an international phenomenon, The “Black Art” Renaissance tracks a series of twentieth-century engagements with canonical African sculpture by European, African American, and sub-Saharan African artists and theorists. Notwithstanding its occurrence during the benighted colonial period, the Paris avant-garde “discovery” of African sculpture—known then as art nègre, or “black art”—eventually came to affect nascent Afro-modernisms, whose artists and critics commandeered visual and rhetorical uses of the same sculptural canon and the same term. Within this trajectory, “black art” evolved as a framework for asserting control over appropriative practices introduced by Europeans, and it helped forge alliances by redefining concepts of humanism, race, and civilization. From the Fauves and Picasso to the Harlem Renaissance, and from the work of South African artist Ernest Mancoba to the imagery of Negritude and the École de Dakar, African sculpture’s influence proved transcontinental in scope and significance. Through this extensively researched study, Joshua I. Cohen argues that art history’s alleged centers and margins must be conceived as interconnected and mutually informing. The “Black Art” Renaissance reveals just how much modern art has owed to African art on a global scale.
... that Derrida is is therefore always, for Derrida and even deconstruction itself, a
fundamentally diasporic body, method, ... open up a conception of deconstruction
as a theory of diaspora and theorizing diaspora as theorizing the possibility of ...
Author: Grant Farred
Publisher: Lexington Books
Derrida and Africa takes up Jacques Derrida as a figure of thought in relation to Africa, with a focus on Derrida’s writings specifically on Africa, which were influenced in part by his childhood in El Biar. From chapters that take up Derrida as Mother to contemplations on how to situate Derrida in relation to other African philosophers, from essays that connect deconstruction and diaspora to a chapter that engages the ways in which Derrida—especially in a text such as Monolingualism of the Other: or, the Prosthesis of Origin—is haunted by place to a chapter that locates Derrida firmly in postapartheid South Africa, Derrida in/and Africa is the insistent line of inquiry. Edited by Grant Farred, this collection asks: What is Derrida to Africa?, What is Africa to Derrida?, and What is this specter called Africa that haunts Derrida?
Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell
Publishing. Brenne, S. 2002. “Die Ostrake (487–ca. 416 v. Chr.) alsTestimonien (
T1).” In OstrakismosTestimonien, vol. I (= Historia Einzelschriften 155), ed. P.
Author: Robert Garland
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But Robert Garland argues that the Greeks were highly mobile, that their movement was essential to the survival, success, and sheer sustainability of their society, and that this wandering became a defining characteristic of their culture. Addressing a neglected but essential subject, Wandering Greeks focuses on the diaspora of tens of thousands of people between about 700 and 325 BCE, demonstrating the degree to which Greeks were liable to be forced to leave their homes due to political upheaval, oppression, poverty, warfare, or simply a desire to better themselves. Attempting to enter into the mind-set of these wanderers, the book provides an insightful and sympathetic account of what it meant for ancient Greeks to part from everyone and everything they held dear, to start a new life elsewhere—or even to become homeless, living on the open road or on the high seas with no end to their journey in sight. Each chapter identifies a specific kind of "wanderer," including the overseas settler, the deportee, the evacuee, the asylum-seeker, the fugitive, the economic migrant, and the itinerant, and the book also addresses repatriation and the idea of the "portable polis." The result is a vivid and unique portrait of ancient Greece as a culture of displaced persons.
His / her being part of what Vijay Mishra refers to as both the ' exclusive ' and '
border ' diasporas contribute to the depth . REFERENCES i ri ni Vijay Mishra , “
The Diasporic Imaginary : Theorizing the Indian Diaspora " in Textual Practice 10
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Author: Adesh Pal
Category: East Indians
Transcript of papers presented in a conference with special reference to the writings of 20th century Indic authors writing in English.
Linguistic Borders, Racial Formations, and Diasporic Imaginaries Maya Angela
Smith. Beydoun, Khaled A., and Justin Hansford. “The F.B.I's Dangerous ... Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. Bremer, Katharina,
Author: Maya Angela Smith
Publisher: Africa and the Diaspora: Histo
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Explores the experiences of Senegalese in Paris, Rome, and New York as they make sense of who they are and how they fit into their local communities, the countries where they live, and the larger global Senegalese diaspora. They shape their identities through the creative ways they use multiple languages.
Theorizing Diaspora 1.3.1 . Theories of Diaspora The theorization of diaspora
has led to formulation of theories in the category of traditional and contemporary
framework . The traditional theories of diaspora includes various theories such as
Author: Gloria Pilar TotoricaguenaPublish On: 2007
Comparisons in Contemporary Multilevel Politics of Diaspora and Transnational
Identity Gloria Pilar Totoricaguena ... The Development of the Diaspora Initiative
within the Framework of the OAU / AU . ... In Theorizing Diaspora : A Reader .
Author: Gloria Pilar Totoricaguena
Publisher: Basque Studies Program/322
Category: Political Science
This volume consists of papers from the 2006 International Symposium on Diaspora Politics, "Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multilevel Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity," sponsored by the Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno. World renowned experts present their research on such topics as the main characteristics and organizational structures of contemporary ethno-national diasporas, and how their relationships with their homeland and host-society governments might develop; communal strategies and tactics used by diasporas, and how effective they are at influencing the foreign policy of central governments; opportunity structures for diasporas in the post-modern and trans-state social, economic, and political systems; and ways diaspora activities and ethno-national identity maintenance in general, influence social and political security issues both domestically and in foreign policy.
They theorize diaspora as a way of critiquing nation and the binaries on which it
relies . Diaspora here is recognized as alternate spheres , and spaces marked by
difference , heterogeneity and diversity ( Hall ) . There has indeed been a ...
Theorizing Diaspora : A Reader . London : Blackwell , 2003 . Butler , Judith .
Gender Trouble : Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . 2nd ed . New York :
Routledge , 1999 . Fairclough , Norman . Media Discourse . London : Edward
2003 . “ Nation , Migration , Globalization : Points of Contention in Diaspora
Studies . ” Theorizing Diaspora . Malden MA . Oxford ... The Diasporic Imaginary :
Postcolonial Reconfigurations in the context of Multiculturalism . ” Fludernik ,
Author: Donna L. Potts
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
The book is a collection of sixteen essays on issues of regional and national identities and perceptions in literature ranging from South Africa to the United States. Discussions include the American frontier, the relationship between non-fiction and place, linguistic and postcolonial boundaries.
Sociology of Diaspora In the last one and half decades , and especially since the
lunch of the scholarly journal ... Additional useful collections of readings may be
found in the recent books such as Theorizing Diaspora : A Reader edited by ...
Author: Ajaya Kumar Sahoo
"Although there have been some discussions about `diasporaâ?? in the past, this has been more pronounced in the intellectual and public domain during the last decade of the 20th century. Why has `diasporaâ?? attracted such scholarly interest only recently? Who are the protagonists who have made important contributions to the field? This comprehensive collection of essays provides some answers by focusing on themes such as immigration, transnationalism, ethnicity, identity, religion, politics, citizenship, gender, sexuality, and hybridity which comprise the domain of diaspora studies. This book will be useful not only to sociologists but also to scholars working in the fields of social anthropology, political science, geography, history, philosophy, literary, cultural and ethnic studies."
Still , the chapter is ultimately less interested in theorizing diaspora itself than in
evading the limiting confines of the British nation . Gilroy turns to “ the framework
of a diaspora " not in order to specify that space but “ as an alternative to the ...
Author: David Hammons
Publisher: Prestel Pub
"A presentation and analysis of the work of three of the most exciting African diaspora artists of our time - David Hammons, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Pamela Z. A series of essays by scholars and critics examine three site-specific installation and performances originally concieved by these artists for Dak'Art 2004, the Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal."--BOOK JACKET.
( 2003 ) Nation , migration , globalization : points of contention in diaspora
studies ' , in J.E. Braziel and A. Mannur ( eds ) Theorizing diaspora , Blackwell ,
Oxford , 1-22 . Brennan , J. ( 2002 ) Nation , race , and urbanization in Dar es
Author: Claire Mercer
Publisher: Zed Books
Category: Political Science
This innovative book examines the relationship between African "civil society" and "home association" networks in the diaspora. Remittances home via these networks outweigh official development assistance. Looking in particular at Cameroon and Tanzania, the authors argue that building "civil society" in Africa must be understood in tandem with the political economy of migration and wider debates concerning ethnicity and belonging. They demonstrate both that diasporic development is distinct from mainstream development, and that it is an uneven historical process in which some '"homes" are better placed to take advantage of global connections than others. In doing so, the book engages critically with the current enthusiasm among policy-makers for treating the African diaspora as an untapped resource for combating poverty.
5 While Cohen does not succeed in theorizing “ diaspora , ” which he considers
to be impossible , his typology of diasporas provides a useful beginning for
anyone interested in this topic that promises to become a standard reference .
Web . 5 Dec. 2010 . Boyarin , Daniel and Jonathan . “ Diaspora : Generation and
the Ground of Jewish Identity . ” Theorizing Diaspora . Eds . Jana Evan Braziel
and Anita Mannur . Malden , Mass : Blackwell Publishing , 2003. 85-118 . Print .
Author: Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Louisville Ranen Omer-ShermanPublish On: 2002
In Jews and Other Differences : The New Jewish Cultural Studies , ed . Daniel
Boyarin and Jonathan Boyarin . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1997 . — . “
Purim and the Cultural Poetics of Judaism - Theorizing Diaspora . ” Poetics
Today 15 .
Author: Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Louisville Ranen Omer-Sherman
Publisher: Brandeis Univ
Category: Literary Criticism
An in-depth exploration of the work of four major writers confronting Jewish nationalism and the fate of the diaspora.
I conclude by discussing the implications for current theorizing of the global
prison industry and its increasing hunger for the bodies of black and Third World
women . THEORIZING DIASPORA Diaspora is in vogue . In a survey of books ...