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Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities Kim Knott

Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities

Kim Knott

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ISBN : 9781842779477
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336 pages
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Despite the increasing importance of the concept of diaspora and its widespread use in academic case studies and in the self-description of a number of minority communities and networks, the subject has received relatively little general scholarlyMoreDespite the increasing importance of the concept of diaspora and its widespread use in academic case studies and in the self-description of a number of minority communities and networks, the subject has received relatively little general scholarly treatment. Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities, addresses this lack by providing a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the political and cultural ideas and groups involved. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, the book contains examinations of major concepts and theories, including migration, ethnicity, and postcolonialism. It also provides introductions to selected key diasporas -- Jewish, Irish and African American among others -- as well as discussions of diaspora in relation to a range of important issues and processes, and explorations of new directions in research.