Book Synopsis Coloniality of Diasporas by : Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
Download or read book Coloniality of Diasporas by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-24 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Focusing on piracy in the seventeenth century, filibustering in the nineteenth century, intracolonial migrations in the 1930s, metropolitan racializations in the 1950s and 1960s, and feminist redefinitions of creolization and sexile from the 1940s to the 1990s, this book redefines the Caribbean beyond the postcolonial debate.
Download or read book Diasporas by Professor Kim Knott and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Featuring essays by world-renowned scholars, Diasporas charts the various ways in which global population movements and associated social, political and cultural issues have been seen through the lens of diaspora. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism. It also examines key intersecting agendas and themes, including political economy, security, race, gender, and material and electronic culture. Original case studies of contemporary as well as classical diasporas are featured, mapping new directions in research and testing the usefulness of diaspora for analyzing the complexity of transnational lives today. Diasporas is an essential text for anyone studying, working or interested in this increasingly vital subject.
Book Synopsis The Cape Verdean Diaspora in Portugal by : Luís Batalha
Download or read book The Cape Verdean Diaspora in Portugal by Luís Batalha and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A challenging portrait of the Cape Verdeans in Portugal; it is the only ethnographic study of its kind. Lu's Batalha focuses simultaneously on former colonial subjects-cum-labor migrants and the elite, former colonialist, strata of society. The result of this comparative study lays bare the socio-cultural dynamics of race, gender, and post colonialism in the Cape Verde community.
Book Synopsis Diasporic Identities within Afro-Hispanic and African Contexts by : Yaw Agawu-Kakraba
Download or read book Diasporic Identities within Afro-Hispanic and African Contexts by Yaw Agawu-Kakraba and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-05 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Diasporic Identities within Afro-Hispanic and African Contexts explores the complexities underlying the identity formation of peoples of African ancestry in the Spanish-speaking world and of expatriate immigrants who inhabit colonized territories in Africa. Although current diaspora studies provide provocative perspectives on migration that have various cultural, national, political and economic implications, any engagement of the subject readily runs into theoretical and practical challenges. At stake here is the question of finding an ideal conceptualization of diaspora. Should the term be limited to migration that is purely voluntary or to a traumatic exile? What about generational differences that, invariably, impact the imagining of diaspora? How does diaspora relate to creolization, hybridity and transculturation? This volume does not argue for what constitutes a proper diaspora, but rather re-contextualizes the concept of diaspora from the point of view of identity formation on the basis of voluntary and non-voluntary migration. The essays gathered together here engage with the unified topic of identity, but radiate a stimulating variety in geographic coverage – examining countries such as Cuba, Nicaragua, Morocco, Angola, and Spain – and in thematic approach – from religion to a poetics of self-affirmation to issues of political conflict, subalternity and migration.
Book Synopsis Sovereign Acts by : Katherine A. Zien
Download or read book Sovereign Acts by Katherine A. Zien and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Winner of the 2018 Gordon K. and Sybil Farrell Lewis Book Prize from the Caribbean Studies Association Winner of the 2017 Annual Book Prize from the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) Sovereign Acts explores how artists, activists, and audiences performed and interpreted sovereignty struggles in the Panama Canal Zone, from the Canal Zone’s inception in 1903 to its dissolution in 1999. In popular entertainments and patriotic pageants, opera concerts and national theatre, white U.S. citizens, West Indian laborers, and Panamanian artists and activists used performance as a way to assert their right to the Canal Zone and challenge the Zone’s sovereignty, laying claim to the Zone’s physical space and imagined terrain. By demonstrating the place of performance in the U.S. Empire’s legal landscape, Katherine A. Zien transforms our understanding of U.S. imperialism and its aftermath in the Panama Canal Zone and the larger U.S.-Caribbean world.
Book Synopsis Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage by : Alexandra Dellios
Download or read book Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage by Alexandra Dellios and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-20 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage explores the role heritage has played in representing, contesting and negotiating the history and politics of ethnic, migrant, multicultural, diasporic or ‘other’ heritages in, within, between and beyond nations and national boundaries. Containing contributions from academics and professionals working across a range of fields, this volume contends that, in the face of various global ‘crises’, the role of heritage is especially important: it is a stage for the negotiation of shifting identities and for the rewriting of traditions and historical narratives of belonging and becoming. As a whole, the book connects and further develops methodological and theoretical discourses that can fuel and inform practice and social outcomes. It also examines the unique opportunities, challenges and limitations that various actors encounter in their efforts to preserve, identify, assess, manage, interpret and promote heritage pertaining to the experience and history of migration and migrant groups. Bringing together diverse case studies of migration and migrants in cultural heritage practice, Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage and museums, as well as those working in the fields of memory studies, public history, anthropology, archaeology, tourism and cultural studies.
Book Synopsis Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas by : M. Keown
Download or read book Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas by M. Keown and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-01-15 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Bringing together a group of intellectuals from a number of disciplines, this collection breaks new ground within the field of postcolonial diaspora studies, moving beyond the Anglophone bias of much existing scholarship by investigating comparative links between a range of Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Neerlandophone cultural contexts.
Book Synopsis Kinship Across the Black Atlantic by : Gigi Adair
Download or read book Kinship Across the Black Atlantic by Gigi Adair and published by Postcolonialism Across the Dis. This book was released on 2019 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book combines insights from postcolonial, queer and diaspora studies to consider the meanings of kinship in contemporary black Atlantic fiction. Diasporic displacement generates new understandings and new narratives of kinship. An analysis of kinship is thus essential to understanding diasporic modernity at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Book Synopsis Colonial Visions, Postcolonial Revisions by : Shanthini Pillai
Download or read book Colonial Visions, Postcolonial Revisions by Shanthini Pillai and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book offers reflections of the representations of the Indian diaspora of Malaysia according to two spectrums, colonial and postcolonial. It takes seed from the belief that any engagement with the Indian diasporic experience in Malaysia must take into account the role of the pioneer Indian immigrants who carved the niche of existence for the overseas Indian on Malayan soil. It begins by tracing their presence within the terrain of colonial narratives to uncover, not only the ways in which they were subordinated to colonial ideological discourses but also, and more significantly, the suppressed story of coolie resistance that lies under the weight of such masks of conquest. It then moves on to show how postcolonial revisioning is able to reconstruct the Indian immigrants of Malaya as choreographers of the diasporic identity that they have left as the most significant legacy for contemporary Malaysian Indians. This book ultimately reveals the politics of Malaysian Indian identity from colonised to globalised grounds, and the ways in which the subaltern spaces of the former can be reclaimed and reterritorialised in the latter.
Book Synopsis Imperial Migrations by : Eric Morier-Genoud
Download or read book Imperial Migrations by Eric Morier-Genoud and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2012-12-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This volume investigates what role colonial communities and diaspora have had in shaping the Portuguese empire and its heritage, exploring topics such as Portuguese migration to Africa, the Ismaili and the Swiss presence in Mozambique, the Goanese in East Africa, the Chinese in Brazil, and the history of the African presence in Portugal.
Book Synopsis Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia by : F. Ndhlovu
Download or read book Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia by F. Ndhlovu and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-08 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia extends debates on identities, cultures and notions of race and racism into new directions as it analyses the forms of interactional identities of African migrants in Australia. It de-naturalises the commonplace assumptions and imaginations about the cultures and identities of African diaspora communities, and probes the relevance and usefulness of identity markers such as country of origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic/heritage language and mother tongue. Current cultural frames of identity representation have so far failed to capture the complexities of everyday lived experiences of transnational individuals and groups. Therefore by drawing on fresh concepts and recent empirical evidence, this book invites the reader to revisit and rethink the vocabularies that we use to look at identity categories such as race, culture, language, ethnicity, nationality, and citizenship, and introduces a new language nesting model of diaspora identity. This book will be of great interest to all students of migration, diaspora, African and Australian studies.
Book Synopsis Translating Blackness by : Lorgia García Peña
Download or read book Translating Blackness by Lorgia García Peña and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-19 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. In Translating Blackness Lorgia García Peña considers Black Latinidad in a global perspective in order to chart colonialism as an ongoing sociopolitical force. Drawing from archives and cultural productions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe, García Peña argues that Black Latinidad is a social, cultural, and political formation—rather than solely a site of identity—through which we can understand both oppression and resistance. She takes up the intellectual and political genealogy of Black Latinidad in the works of Frederick Douglass, Gregorio Luperón, and Arthur Schomburg. She also considers the lives of Black Latina women living in the diaspora, such as Black Dominicana guerrillas who migrated throughout the diaspora after the 1965 civil war and Black immigrant and second-generation women like Mercedes Frías and Milagros Guzmán organizing in Italy with other oppressed communities. In demonstrating that analyses of Black Latinidad must include Latinx people and cultures throughout the diaspora, García Peña shows how the vaivén—or, coming and going—at the heart of migrant life reveals that the nation is not a sufficient rubric from which to understand human lived experiences.
Book Synopsis Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations: Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland - Student Edition by : Falola, Toyin
Download or read book Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations: Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland - Student Edition by Falola, Toyin and published by Cambria Press. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Note: this is an abridged version of the book with references removed. The complete edition is also available on this website. From the historical movements of enslaved Africans to the Americas to newer migrations of Africans to spaces like Belgium and France, experiences of blackness on a global stage reflect themes of negotiation, persecution, isolation, unification, remembrance, and much more. Yet, it is impossible to minimize the complex experiences that make up the African diaspora throughout the world, as diasporic communities face a range of struggles, specifically related to the politics of identity and connections to the continent of Africa itself. This book is thus a timely and much-needed exploration of the intricate nature of culture and life in the African diaspora. It examines identities, collectivities, and relationships with Africa and Africans. It helps fill a gap in the field by illuminating the complex experiences of blackness in a manner that motivates readers to grapple with the nuances diaspora studies and African issues on a global stage. This book balances conceptualizations of diaspora by engaging with scholars exploring old African diasporas, newer migrations, and even regional movement within the continent of Africa itself. More importantly, the chronological breadth of the volume allows readers to explore historical matters alongside comparable contemporary issues as a way of assessing continuities and the ways in which communities continue to grapple with institutional racism, political marginalization, and negotiations between tradition and modernity on a global stage. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary nature of the book offers diverse approaches for robust engagement with African diaspora studies.
Book Synopsis Africa Beyond the Post-Colonial by : Alfred B. Zack-Williams
Download or read book Africa Beyond the Post-Colonial by Alfred B. Zack-Williams and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The poor economic performance of some African countries since independence has been a major concern to both African leaders and policy makers. This volume, which draws together contributions from academics based in Africa and its diaspora, situates the continent within its historic and socio-political background: from the 1960s, the decade of independence, through to its development outlook as the new millennium unfolds. It examines a broad range of contemporary issues -- from development and culture to linguistics and is unique in identifying and examining issues that are common both to Africa and the diaspora.
Book Synopsis Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity by : Smadar Lavie
Download or read book Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity by Smadar Lavie and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1996-06-13 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity challenges conventional understandings of identity based on notions of nation and culture as bounded or discrete. Through careful examinations of various transnational, hybrid, border, and diasporic forces and practices, these essays push at the edge of cultural studies, postmodernism, and postcolonial theory and raise crucial questions about ethnographic methodology. This volume exemplifies a cross-disciplinary cultural studies and a concept of culture rooted in lived experience as well as textual readings. Anthropologists and scholars from related fields deploy a range of methodologies and styles of writing to blur and complicate conventional dualisms between authors and subjects of research, home and away, center and periphery, and first and third world. Essays discuss topics such as Rai, a North African pop music viewed as westernized in Algeria and as Arab music in France; the place of Sephardic and Palestinian writers within Israel’s Ashkenazic-dominated arts community; and the use and misuse of the concept “postcolonial” as it is applied in various regional contexts. In exploring histories of displacement and geographies of identity, these essays call for the reconceptualization of theoretical binarisms such as modern and postmodern, colonial and postcolonial. It will be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars and students concerned with postmodern and postcolonial theory, ethnography, anthropology, and cultural studies. Contributors. Norma Alarcón, Edward M. Bruner, Nahum D. Chandler, Ruth Frankenberg, Joan Gross, Dorinne Kondo, Kristin Koptiuch, Smadar Lavie, Lata Mani, David McMurray, Kirin Narayan, Greg Sarris, Ted Swedenburg
Download or read book Migrant Sites by Dalia Kandiyoti and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2009-11-15 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A unique comparative study of immigrant and diaspora literatures in America
Book Synopsis Colonial Subjects by : Ramon Grosfoguel
Download or read book Colonial Subjects by Ramon Grosfoguel and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2003-10-30 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Colonial Subjects is the first book to use a combination of world-system and postcolonial approaches to compare Puerto Rican migration with Caribbean migration to both the United States and Western Europe. Ramón Grosfoguel provides an alternative reading of the world-system approach to Puerto Rico's history, political economy, and urbanization processes. He offers a comprehensive and well-reasoned framework for understanding the position of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, the position of Puerto Ricans in the United States, and the position of colonial migrants compared to noncolonial migrants in the world system.