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Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between

Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between

As populations become increasingly global and transitory, will diasporas become the new mainstream? Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between explores the various ways the concept of diaspora has evolved, from communities living in exile, to groups defining their experience in the cultural tensions found between host land and homeland. The essays within this volume argue that diasporas are not just a result of migration and an immigrant experience within a larger community, but that they are also the result of a renegotiation of collective memories and collective mythologies. Through empirical evidence and case studies, this volume argues for a re-location of culture, and traces the creation of diasporic neo-identities created in the spaces between communities, cultures, genders, bodies, and ethnicities. More than create an identity from the liminal spaces in society, diasporic groups map out a new space in which they can produce and refine a hybrid identity.

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