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Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies


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Diaspora studies: an introduction

Robin Cohen and Carolin Fischer PART I: EXPLORING AND DEBATING DIASPORA 1. Diaspora before it became a concept Stephane Dufoix 2. Diaspora studies: past, present and promise Khachig Toeloelyan 3. Key methodological tools for diaspora studies: combining the transnational and intersectional approaches Anna Amelina and Karolina Barglowski 4. The social construction of diasporas: conceptual development and the Rwandan case Simon Turner 5. Diasporas as social movements? Sharon M. Quinsaat 6. Performing diaspora Alpha Abebe 7. Embodying belonging: diaspora's racialization and cultural citizenship Taku Suzuki 8. Music, dance and diaspora Ananya Jahanara Kabir 9. Diasporic filmmaking in Europe Daniela Berghahn 10. Writing in Diaspora Zuzanna Olszewska PART II: COMPLEX DIASPORAS 11. Making and `faking' a diasporic heritage Marc Scully 12. Translanguaging and diasporic imagination Zhu Hua and Li Wei 13. Multi-religious diasporas: rethinking the relationship between religion and diaspora Dominic Pasura 14. Homelessness and statelessness: possibilities and perils Barzoo Eliassi 15. Diaspora and class, class and diaspora Nicholas Van Hear 16. Working-class cosmopolitans and diaspora Pnina Werbner 17. Transversal crossings and diasporic intersections Amanda Wise 18. Intersectionalizing diaspora studies Marie Godin 19. Bridging the mobility-sedentarism and agency-structure dichotomies in diasporic return migration Nanor Karageozian PART III: HOME AND HOME-MAKING 20. Unravelling the conceptual link between transnationalism and diaspora: the example of hometown networks Thomas Lacroix 21. Deportees as `reverse diasporas' Shahram Khosravi 22. Diasporicity: relative embeddedness in transnational and co-ethnic networks Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda 23. Moral comforts of remaining in exile: snapshots from conflict-generated Indonesian diasporas Antje Missbach 24. Islamic schooling and the second generation: a diaspora perspective Hannah Hoechner 25. Diaspora and home: interrogating embodied precarity in an era of forced displacement Divya P. Tolia-Kelly 26. Diasporas and political obligation Ilan Zvi Baron PART IV: CONNECTING DIASPORA 27. Diaspora and religion: connecting and disconnecting Giulia Liberatore and Leslie Fesenmyer 28. Digital diasporas Mihaela Nedelcu 29. Diaspora politics and political remittances: a conceptual reflection Lea Muller-Funk 30. Postcolonial states, nation-building and the (un)making of diasporas Jen Dickenson 31. The plasticity of diasporic identities in super-diverse cities Tamsin Barber 32. Displaced imaginations, bodies and things: materiality and subjectivity of forced migrationSandra H. Dudley 33. Disconnecting from home: contesting the salience of the diaspora Gijsbert Oonk PART V: CRITIQUES AND APPLIED DIASPORA STUDIES 34. Using pragmatism to approach 'diaspora', its meanings anf political implications Carolin Fischer and Janine Dahinden 35. Why engage diasporas? Alan Gamlen 36. Diaspora mobilizations for conflict: beyond amplification and reduction Maria Koinova 37. Diasporas and development Ben Page and Claire Mercer 38. Diasporas and the politics of memory and commemoration Khatharya Um 39. At home in diaspora: the Babylonian Talmud as diasporist manifesto Daniel Boyarin 40. Diasporas building peace: reflections from the experience of Middle Eastern diasporas Bahar Baser and Mari Toivanen

About the Author

Robin Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Development Studies and Senior Research Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford. He writes on globalization, development, migration, creolization, diasporas and identity. His books include: Frontiers of identity: the British and the others (1994), Global diasporas: an introduction (2008), Encountering difference: diasporic traces, creolizing spaces (2016) (with Olivia Sheringham) and Island societies (2017). He is currently writing an intellectual history of key intellectuals at eight universities where he has held academic appointments and, with Nicholas Van Hear, developing a solution to the problem of mass displacement using the notion of `Refugia'. Carolin Fischer is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Her current work examines how migrant descendants experience, interpret, appropriate and modify otherness in their everyday lives. In 2015 Carolin completed a doctorate in Development Studies at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis is about the lives and civic engagements of Afghans in Germany and the UK. During her time at Oxford, Carolin worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the International Migration Institute (IMI) and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC). Carolin's areas of interest are identity formation, inter- and intra-group dynamics and forms of civic and political engagement in the context of migration and mobility. Her recent work has appeared in Ethnicities, The Journal of Intercultural Studies and Global Networks.

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