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Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader

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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.
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published January 27th 2003 by Wiley-Blackwell
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Christian
Aug 12, 2007 Christian rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I used this text in a class by the same name and found it to be interesting and (for the most part)accessible. If you have the slightest interest in critical or post-colonial theory, I'd recommend giving Theorizing Diaspora a read. There is some serious scholarship here, but nothing so heavy that even a dilettante such as myself would be off put by it.
Anh  Le
Very solid edited volumes. Highly recommend to those who need an introduction to diasporic theories and theorization
Marilena
Very good book for explaining diasporas. It refers to globalization, to transnational identity, to several minorities, to hybridity. I particularly liked R Radhakrishnan, Lisa Lowe, Stuart Hall and Kobena Mercer. Anyway the other authors of articles are worthy to read too, definitely. I read the entire book, but I focused on ethnic problems and particularly on defining identity when smb belongs to a diaspora.
Diane
Phenomenal book explaining the theory underlying diaspora. Found it to be incredibly informative and detailed.
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