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Diasporas

Stephane Dufoix

Abstract

Coined in the third century B.C., the term diaspora has evolved into a buzzword used to describe the migrations of groups as diverse as ethnic populations, religious communities, and even engineers working abroad. This book provides a critical introduction to the concept of diaspora, bringing a fresh, synthetic perspective to virtually all aspects of this topic. The book incorporates a wealth of case studies—about the Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, Greek, and Indian experiences—to illustrate key concepts, give a clear overview on current thinking, and reassess the value of the term for us ... More

Keywords: diaspora, migration, ethnic populations, religious communities, Jews, Armenians, Chinese, Greeks, India, Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520253599
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520253599.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephane Dufoix, author