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Global diasporas : an introduction

Author: Robin Cohen
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 1997.
Series: Global diasporas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Global Diasporas explores the growing pressures for international migration of the last quarter of the 20th century. Cohen presents case studies of 10 new transnational communities, discussing their future and their role in the global economy.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Cohen
ISBN: 1857282078 9781857282078 1857282086 9781857282085 1857285301 9781857285307 185728531X 9781857285314
OCLC Number: 37156444
Description: xii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ----
1. Classical notions of diaspora: transcending the Jewish tradition ---
2. Victim diasporas: Africans and Armenians ---
3. Labour and imperial diasporas: Indians and British ---
4. Trade diasporas: Chinese and Lebanese ---
5. Diasporas and their homelands: Sikhs and Zionists ---
6. Cultural diasporas: the Caribbean case ---
7. Diasporas in the age of globalization ---
Conclusion: diasporas, their types and their future.
Series Title: Global diasporas.
Responsibility: Robin Cohen.

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An introduction to the concept of diaspora which provides the basic building blocks of comparative and theoretical analysis. It explores the relationship between migration, homeland and identity for  Read more...

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