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Diasporas in the contemporary world

Author: Milton J Esman
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, Mass. : Polity, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeks to explain why diaspora groups are increasing as never before, looking at the difference in the reception of diaspora communities throughout the world and the responses of those communities to their new nations. The book pays particular attention to the types of conflict that arise from the development of diaspora communities and the consequences that these conflicts can have on the international community.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton J Esman
ISBN: 9780745644967 0745644961 074564497X 9780745644974
OCLC Number: 286484855
Description: 210 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What are diasporas, why do they matter? --
Definition and classes of diasporas --
Contemporary case studies --
North Africans in France --
Overseas Chinese: Malaysian, Thai, Japanese --
Zionists in Palestine --
Ukrainians in Canada --
The "Russian" diaspora in Israel --
Afro-Brazilians, 1531-2008 --
Palestinians in Kuwait --
Mexicans in the United States --
Problems and processes of adaptation --
Diasporas and international relations --
Diasporas and ethnic conflict --
Diasporas and public policy --
Prospects and outcomes.
Responsibility: Milton J. Esman.

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Focusing on ten examples of contemporary Diasporas from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, this book describes and illustrates the problems confronting immigrant communities as they  Read more...

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