Diaspora And Hybridity

Author: Virinder Kalra
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973973
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Diaspora & Hybridity deals with those theoretical issues which concern social theory and social change in the new millennium. The volume provides a refreshing, critical and illuminating analysis of concepts of diaspora and hybridity and their impact on multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies’ - Dr Rohit Barot, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol What do we mean by 'diaspora' and 'hybridity'? Why are they pivotal concepts in contemporary debates on race, culture and society? This book is an exhaustive, politically inflected, assessment of the key debates on diaspora and hybridity. It relates the topics to contemporary social struggles and cultural contexts, providing the reader with a framework to evaluate and displace the key ideological arguments, theories and narratives deployed in culturalist academic circles today. The authors demonstrate how diaspora and hybridity serve as problematic tools, cutting across traditional boundaries of nations and groups, where trans-national spaces for a range of contested cultural, political and economic outcomes might arise. Wide ranging, richly illustrated and challenging, it will be of interest to students of cultural studies, sociology, ethnicity and nationalism.

Readings In Globalization

Author: George Ritzer
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405132736
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This engaging anthology introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. 'Readings in Globalization' illustrates that major debates in the field are not only useful to examine for their own merit but can extend our knowledge of globalization.

Homi Bhabha S Cultural Hybridity And Early Twentieth Century Modifications Of Fez Morocco

Author: Colette Apelian, Ph.D.
Editor: Bay House Publications
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How does the concept of hybridity relevant to the history of electricity in the French colonial old city of Fez, Morocco (1912-56)? What were the historic glass electric fixture designs? This essay aims to answer these questions based on archival documents and photographs. 37 pages long, 8 black and white and color images. Key Words: history of technology, electricity, electrical infrastructure, electric power, French Colonial, Fez, old city, Morocco, globalization, cosmopolitanism available at https://gumroad.com/l/DfkkT and https://gum.co/DfkkT

Diaspora And Media In Europe

Author: Karim H. Karim
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319654489
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This book examines how African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American diasporas use media to communicate among themselves and to integrate into European countries. Whereas migrant communities continue employing print and broadcasting technologies, the rapidly growing applications of Internet platforms like social media have substantially enriched their interactions. These communication practices provide valuable insights into how diasporas define themselves. The anthology investigates varied uses of media by Ecuadorian, Congolese, Moroccan, Nepalese, Portugal, Somali, Syrian and Turkish communities residing in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK. These studies are based on research methodologies including big data analysis, content analysis, focus groups, interviews, surveys and visual framing, and they make a strong contribution to the emerging theory of diasporic media.

Performance Embodiment And Cultural Memory

Author: Colin Counsell
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443814717
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The subject of cultural memory, and of the body’s role in its creation and dissemination, is central to current academic debate, particularly in relation to performance. Viewed from a variety of theoretical positions, the actions of the meaning-bearing body in culture and its capacity to reproduce, challenge or modify existing formulations have been the focus of some of the most influential studies to emerge from the arts and humanities in the last two and a half decades. The ten essays brought together in Performance, Embodiment and Cultural Memory address this subject from a unique diversity of perspectives, focusing on topics as varied as live art, puppetry, memorial practice, ‘cultural performance’ and dance. Dealing with issues ranging from modern nation building to the formation of diasporic identities, this volume collectively considers the ways in which the human soma functions as a canvas for cultural meaning, its forms and actions a mnemonics for constructions of a shared past. This volume is required reading for those interested in how bodies, both on stage and in everyday life, 'perform' meaning.

Cricket Migration And Diasporic Communities

Author: Thomas Fletcher
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317401212
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Ever since different communities began processes of global migration, sport has been an integral feature in how we conceptualise and experience the notion of being part of a diaspora. Sport provides diasporic communities with a powerful means for creating transnational ties, but also shapes ideas of their ethnic and racial identities. In spite of this, theories of diaspora have been applied sparingly to sporting discourses. Despite W.G. Grace’s claim that cricket advances civilisation by promoting a common bond, binding together peoples of vastly different backgrounds, to this day cricket operates strict symbolic boundaries; defining those who do, and equally, do not belong. C.L.R. James’ now famous metaphor of looking ‘beyond the boundary’ captures the belief that, to fully understand the significance of cricket, and the sport’s roles in changing and shaping society, one must consider the wider social and political contexts within which the game is played. Contributions to this volume do just that. Cricket acts as their point of departure, but the way in which ideas of power, representation and inequality are ‘played out’ is unique in each. This book was published as a special issue of Identities.

Publication Of The Afro Latin American Research Association

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Reconstructing Hybridity

Author: Joel Kuortti
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042021411
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This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.

Diaspora Youth And Ancestral Homeland

Author: Gill Cressey
Editor: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004153462
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This book, about the journeys of young British Pakistanis and Kashmiris to their ancestral homeland, discusses the implications of being transnational and translocal in the modern world for Muslim minorities. It is based on narratives of young people in Birmingham, Britain.