Author Quayson, Ato
Title A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism
Imprint Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
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Series Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies ; v.36
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies
Note Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Chapter 1: Introduction - Diaspora and Transnationalism: Scapes, Scales, and Scopes -- Conceptual Categories -- The Study of Diasporas and Diaspora Studies -- Dispersals and Transnationalism -- Transnationalism and the Question of the Nation-State -- Nostalgia, Moral Imagination, and Ethics -- Organization of the Book -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part I: Transnationalism and Diaspora through the Disciplines -- Chapter 2: The Anthropology of Transnationalism and Diaspora -- The "Trans-" and the "Nation" of Anthropology -- Rethinking Cultural Difference through Multiple Connections -- Disentangling Transnationalism from Globalization -- Diaspora and Transnationalism -- Diasporas, Homeland, and Place-Making -- Citizenship and Political Subjectivity -- Refugees and Asylum-Seekers -- Traveling Suitcase Trade -- The Home and Transnational Kinship -- Transnational Religions and Religious Diasporas -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 3: Communication and Media Studies -- Historical Tectonics -- Costs of Representation -- Demographies of the New Media -- References -- Chapter 4: Diaspora, Transnationalism, and Issues in Contemporary Politics -- Relating Diaspora and Transnationalism to the Study of Politics -- Identity and the Boundaries of Political Citizenship -- The Political Mobilization of Diaspora and Transnational Groups -- Transnational Groups as Non-State and Kin-State Political Actors -- Globalization, Political Community, and Emerging Cosmopolitan Identities -- References -- Chapter 5: Diaspora and Transnationalism in Urban Studies -- Diaspora, Transnationalism, and Urban Studies -- Transnationalism from Above and Below -- Transnational Urbanism -- Cities as Places of Origin/Departure -- Cities as Places of Destination/Settlement
Cities as Places of "Return" -- Cities as Places of Transit/Life-Cycle Cities -- Translocal Cities -- Material, Visual, and Embodied Spaces of Translocal Cities -- Conclusions: An Urban Diaspora? -- References -- Chapter 6: Migration and Transnational Studies: Between Simultaneity and Rupture -- Introduction: "You Can Never Return Home" -- Pakistani Myths of Return and Arrival -- Virtuous Citizens and Mediated Ruptures: Virtual Illusios of the Social Field -- Migration "Guilt" and "Shame," "Pity" and "Sacrifice" -- Transnational Migration as a Cultural Movement: Aesthetics, Ritual, and Moral Inscriptions -- Conclusion: Towards a Critical Transnationalism -- References -- Chapter 7: Religion, Religions, and Diaspora -- Religion, Diaspora Consciousness, and the Reinvention of Tradition -- Religious Organizations, Ethnic Distinctiveness, and Hostland Incorporation -- Transnational Migrants and the Global Circulation of Religions -- Re-Mapping Diasporic and Transnational Religion: A Locative Approach -- Some Future Developments -- References -- Chapter 8: Postcolonialism and the Diasporic Imaginary -- Methodological Nationalism and the Challenge of Mobility -- Colonial Space-Making and Its Impact on Diasporas -- The Diasporic Imaginary -- The Same Difference? Postcolonial and Diasporic Literatures -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Part II: Backgrounds and Perspectives -- Chapter 9: Slavery, Indentured Labor, and the Making of a Transnational World -- Introduction -- African Slavery in an Age of Modernity -- Revolution, Nationalism, and Emancipation -- British Abolition of the Slave Trade and the Transition to Indentured Labor -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: When the Diaspora Returns Home: Ambivalent Encounters with the Ethnic Homeland -- Introduction: The Return of the Diaspora -- The Causes of Diasporic Return
Economic motives and ethnic return migration -- Transnational ethnic ties and diasporic return -- Ambivalent Homecomings: Ethnic and Socioeconomic Marginalization in the Ancestral Homeland -- Ethnic exclusion: Diasporic returnees as cultural foreigners -- Socioeconomic marginalization: Dealing with degrading immigrant jobs -- Ethnic Return Migration from the First World: A More Positive Homecoming? -- Diasporic Return and Ethnic Identity -- From transnational affinity to deterritorialized nationalism -- Non-nationalist, diasporic identities -- Transnational identifications -- Ethnic Return Migration, Immigrant Settlement, and the Changing Meanings of Home and Homeland -- References -- Chapter 11: Interracial Sex and the Making of Empire -- Common Threads/Divergent Patterns -- The raced and gendered configuration of interracial sexual relationships -- Conquest/early settler colonization -- Trade, company rule, and late formal colonialism -- References -- Chapter 12: Istanbul as a Cosmopolitan City: Myths and Realities -- Prologue: The Birth Pangs of Levantine Cosmopolitanism -- The Slippery Grounds of Cosmopolitanism and Transnationalism -- The Search for Ottoman Cosmopolitanism -- The Nineteenth Century -- Levantine Cosmopolitanism: A Flexible Praxis -- Epilogue: The Destruction and Reinvention of Cosmopolitanism -- References -- Part III: The Aesthetics of Transnationalism and Diaspora -- Chapter 13: The Anxieties of "New" Indian Modernity: Globalization, Diaspora, and Bollywood -- Diasporic Doubling and Death in Hindi Cinema -- How King Khan Conquered Bollywood and the Diaspora -- "New" Bollywood and NRI 2.0 -- Chapter 14: West African Video-Movies and Their Transnational Imaginaries -- Modes of Production -- Imaginary Travel and Virtual Tourism -- Conclusion -- References
Chapter 15: The European Salsa Congress: Music and Dance in Transnational Circuits -- From the Barrio to the Congress: Salsa in a Transnationalizing World -- Surviving History through Dance: Deep Vectors of Transnationalism -- Neither Latinidad nor Cubanidad: Salsa and a New European Cosmopolitanism -- Evolving Transnationalism at the Berlin Salsa Congress -- South-(North)-South Encounters in the Northern Congress -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part IV: Overviews and Case Studies -- Chapter 16: Gender and Identity in Oral Histories of Elderly Russian Jewish Migrants in the United States and Canada -- Method -- Context -- Findings -- One Can Count on a Colonel to Be on Time for a Prayer: Masculinity and Ethnic Identity -- A Good Jewish Grandmother Never Goes to a Restaurant: Perceptions of Femininity -- Gender and Elderly Russian Jewish Migrants: Summary of Findings -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 17: The Transnational Life of Cheese -- Introduction -- The Parochial Origins of Cheese -- All That Is Local Melts into the Nation -- Cheese in Motion: Qualification for the Transnational Sphere -- Slow Food, Cheese!, and practices of qualification -- Anxiety and the education of "taste" -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 18: Diaspora and Transnational Perspectives on Remittances -- Situating Remittances: Trends, Theory, Policy -- Exploring Remittance Behavior: An Economic Approach -- More than Money: The Social Embedding of Transnational Flows -- From "Shadow Households" to "Superheroes": Migrants' Perspectives -- Temporal and Spatial Dimensions: Reconsidering Conventional Expectations? -- Comparative Contexts: Negotiating Disparities -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 19: A Diaspora Concept That Works: Tibetan Economy and Identity in India and Canada -- Introduction -- Dawa (India) -- Trinley (Canada)
The Diaspora Concept and Studies of Tibetan Migration -- Tibetans in India -- Tibetans in Canada -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 20: Cell Phones and Transnationalism in Africa -- Introduction -- Understanding the Context for the Cell Phone Revolution in Africa -- Social Networks and Absent Presences in Transnational Circuits -- Transnational Remittances and Entrepreneurship -- Transnationalism and Glocalization of Politics -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 21: Home-Making in the Diaspora: Bringing Palestine to London -- A Palestinian Diaspora? -- What Is "Home"? -- A Family Reunited -- At Home in the Café -- Making Palestine Visible -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 22: Imagining Transnational Futures in Vanuatu -- About Vanuatu -- The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme -- Case 1: What Women Want -- Case 2: Transforming Masculinities -- Conclusion: Changing the Conversation -- References -- Chapter 23: Global Cities and Transnational Circulations: Singapore and Hong Kong -- Introduction -- The Idea of a Global City -- Transnational Flows: Singapore and Hong Kong -- Transformation in Technologies, Media, and Cultures -- References -- Chapter 24: Diaspora and Discourse: The Contrapuntal Lives of Mexican Non-Migrants -- Introduction -- A Tale of Two Mexicos: The Contrapuntal Lives of Non-Migrants -- Diasporic Home-building: Working-Class Mobility Dreamed and Deferred -- Diaspora at Home - Rosario's Discourse -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 25: The Scales of Justice: Reflections on Representation and Responsibility in a Transnational Frame -- Viewer as Victim -- Guatemala's Crucifixion -- Self-Recognition -- References -- Chapter 26: Greek Settler Communities in Central and South Asia, 323 bce to 10 ce -- Alexandria the Farthest -- The Hellenistic Oikoumene
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A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism offers a ground-breaking combined discussion of the concepts of diaspora and transnationalism. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars provide interdisciplinary perspectives that link together the concepts in new and important ways. A wide-ranging collection which reviews the most significant developments  and provides valuable insights into current key debates in transnational and diaspora studies Contains newly commissioned essays by leading scholars, which will both influence the field, and stimulate further insight and discussion in the future Provides interdisciplinary perspectives on diaspora and transnationalism which link the two concepts in new and important ways Combines theoretical discussion with specific examples and case studies
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