New Routes for Diaspora Studies

Original Publish Date: Jul 11, 2012
Product Number: EB00777828
Released: Oct 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780253006011
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Study of diasporas provides a useful frame for reimagining locations, movements, identities, and social formations. This volume explores diaspora as historical experience and as a category of analysis. Using case studies drawn from African and Asian diasporas and immigration in the U.S., the contributors interrogate ideas of displacement, return, and place of origin as they relate to diasporic identity. They also consider how practices of commensality become grounds for examining identity and difference and how narrative and aesthetic forms emerge through the context of diaspora.