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Author Alfonso, Carolin
Title Diaspora, Identity and Religion : New Directions in Theory and Research
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
©2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (222 pages)
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Series Routledge Research in Transnationalism Ser
Routledge Research in Transnationalism Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Contents -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- Deconstructing and comparing diasporas -- Politics, history and locality -- 'Too close for comfort': re-membering the forgotten diaspora of Irish women in England -- Place, movement and identity: processes of inclusion and exclusion in a 'Caribbean' family -- Why locality matters: diaspora consciousness and sedentariness in the Armenian diaspora in Greece -- Past and present in the history of modern Greek diaspora -- Griots, roots and identity in the African diaspora -- The invention of history in the Irish-American diaspora: myths of the Great Famine -- Diasporic aspects of religion -- Religion or culture? Concepts of identity in the Alevi diaspora -- A double minority: notes on the emerging Yezidi diaspora -- A diachronic view of diaspora, the significance of religion and Hindu Trinidadians -- Let it flow: economy, spirituality and gender in the Sindhi network -- Index
Over the last decade, concepts of diaspora and locality have gained complex new meanings in political discourse as well as in social and cultural studies. Diaspora, in particular, has acquired new meanings related to notions such as global deterritorialization, transnational migration and cultural hybridity. The authors discuss the key concepts and theory, focus on the meaning of religion both as a factor in forming diasporic social organisations, as well as shaping and maintaining diasporic identities, and the appropriation of space and place in history. It includes up to date research of the Caribbean, Irish, Armenian, African and Greek diasporas
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Alfonso, Carolin Diaspora, Identity and Religion : New Directions in Theory and Research Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415309912
Subject Emigration and immigration.;Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.;Group identity.;Religious minorities.;Space and time -- Social aspects
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Alt Author Kokot, Waltraud
Tölölyan, Khachig
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