Featuring essays by world-renowned scholars, Diasporas charts the various ways in which global population movements and associated social, political and cultural issues have been seen through the lens of diaspora.Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism. It also examines key intersecting agendas and themes, including political economy, security, race, gender, and material and electronic culture. Original case studies of contemporary as well as classical diasporas are featured, mapping new directions in research and testing the usefulness of diaspora for analyzing the complexity of transnational lives today.Diasporas is an essential text for anyone studying, working or interested in this increasingly vital subject.
Zed Books; October 2010
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- Title: Diasporas
- Author: Jeffrey Lesser (contrib.); Homi Bhabha (contrib.); Peter Mandaville (contrib.); Terrance Lyons (contrib.); Claire Dwyer (contrib.); Manuel Vasquez (contrib.); Jaine Beswick (contrib.); Doctor Nadje Al-Ali (contrib.); Karim H Karim (contrib.); Doctor Daniela Berghahn (contrib.); Ian Cook (contrib.); Tariq Modood (contrib.); Toshio Watanbe (contrib.); Paul Gilroy (contrib.); Doctor Larissa Remennick (contrib.); Gerd Baumann (contrib.); Professor Martin Baumann (contrib.); David Richardson (contrib.); Professor Robin Cohen (contrib.); Ulirke Meinhof (contrib.); Sara Wills (contrib.); Professor Flemming Christiansen (contrib.); Junior Professor Doctor Kira Kosnick (contrib.); Doctor Dibyesh Anand (contrib.); Sanaz Raji (contrib.); Anastasia Christou (contrib.); Juan Flores (contrib.); Madeleine Wong (contrib.); Professor Russell King (contrib.); Professor Pnina Werbner (contrib.); Susheila Nasta (contrib.); Doctor James Procter (contrib.); Helen Gilbert (contrib.); Victoria Bernal (contrib.); Avtar Brah (contrib.); Khachig Tololyan (contrib.); Peggy Levitt (contrib.); Marie Gillespie (contrib.); Philip Crang (contrib.); Mark Johnson (contrib.); Nicholas Van Hear (contrib.); Virinder Kalra (contrib.); Graham Huggan (contrib.); Steven Vertovec (contrib.); Vijay Agnew (contrib.); Doctor Simon Turner (contrib.); Professor Kim Knott (ed.); Doctor Sean McLoughlin (ed.)
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In The Press
'Simultaneously panoramic and precise, this volume offers authoritative, inclusive, yet blessedly focused articles on the terms, concepts, and perspectives that collectively define the field of diaspora studies.'Khachig Tölölyan, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies'As scholarly approaches to Diasporas develop a global profile and span a variety of disciplines, this book provides an incisive account of the state of the art.'Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University'Bringing together an impressive array of distinguished interdisciplinary scholars with wide-ranging perspectives on the cultural and historical significance of contemporary diasporas worldwide, this book provides an essential companion to understanding the complex evolution of concepts of migration and identity and their vital impact on shaping the direction of public and academic debate today.'Susheila Nasta, Open University
About The Author
Kim Knott is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Leeds and director of Diasporas, Migration and Identities. She has worked on South Asian religious diasporas, particularly British Hindus, and on migration, ethnicity and identity. In conjunction with government and voluntary sector partners she has researched issues of religious and ethnic diversity and representation. In The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis (2005) and later articles, she has developed a spatial methodology for researching places, bodies and organisations in which controversies occur about matters of sacred concern, whether religious, secular or postsecular.Seán McLoughlin is senior lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Trained in the study of religion, Islam and anthropology, he is an expert on various aspects of South Asian heritage Muslims in Britain and has worked on a number of public projects, as well as giving invited lectures across Europe and in the United States. Co-editor of European Muslims and the Secular State, most recently he was principal investigator on an AHRC Diasporas' network, From Diaspora to Multi-Locality: Writing British-Asian Cities (2006-9).