New Routes for Diaspora Studies

New Routes for Diaspora Studies

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 5 b&w illus.
  • 0253002176
  • 9780253002174

About Sukanya Banerjee

Sukanya Banerjee is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Becoming Imperial Citizens: Indians in the Late-Victorian Empire.Aims McGuinness is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Path of Empire: Panama and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1856.Steven C. McKay is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and author of Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? The Politics of High-Tech Production in the more

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"Offers a welcome addition to the literature on migration by using the springboard of 'diaspora' to address the cross-border movements of people in past and present... [and] in mapping diaspora as a process, invites future discussions and interrogations on the subject." -Rhacel Parrenas, Brown Universityshow more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Routing Diasporas / Sukanya BanerjeePart 1. Interrogating Terms 1. The Middle Passages of Black Migration / Jenny Sharpe 2. Making the Exodus from Algeria "European": Family and Race in 1962 France / Todd Shepard 3. Enslaved Lives, Enslaving Labels: A New Approach to the Colonial Indian Labor Diaspora / Crispin Bates and Marina CarterPart 2. Maps of Intimacy 4. Empire, Anglo-India, and the Alimentary Canal / Parama Roy 5. Domestic Internationalisms, Imperial Nationalisms: Civil Rights, Immigration, and Conjugal Military Policy / Rachel Ida BuffPart 3. Nation, Narrative, Diaspora 6. Serial Migration: Stories of Home and Belonging in Diaspora / Lok Siu 7. Building Associations: Nineteenth-Century Monumental Architecture and the Jew in the American Imagination / Martin A. Berger 8. Cultural Forms and World Systems: The Ethnic Epic in the New Diaspora / Betty JosephAfterword: Diaspora and the Language of Neoliberalism / Aims McGuinness and Steven C. McKayList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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