Nation, Migration, Globalization: Points Of Contention In Diaspora Studies. (Jana Evans Braziel And Anita Mannur).
Part I: Modernity, Globalism, And Diaspora.
1. Disjuncture And Difference In The Global Cultural Economy. (Arjun Appadurai).
2. The Black Atlantic As A Counterculture Of Modernity. (Paul Gilroy).
Additional Readings On Modernity, Globalism, And Diaspora.
Part II: Ethnicity, Identity, And Diaspora.
3. Diaspora: Generational Ground Of Jewish Diaspora. (Daniel Boyarin And Jonathan Boyarin).
4. Ethnicity In An Age Of Diaspora. (R. Radhakrishnan).
5. Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Making Asian American Differences. (Lisa Lowe).
Additional Readings On Ethnicity, Identity, And Diaspora.
Part III: Sexuality, Gender, And Diaspora.
6. Against The Lures Of Diaspora: Minority Discourse, Chinese Women And Intellectual Hegemony. (Rey Chow).
7. Returning(S): Relocating The Critical Feminist Auto-Ethnographer. (Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe).
8. In The Shadows Of Stonewall: Examining Gay Transnational Politics And The Diasporic Dilemma. (Martin F. Manalansan IV).
Additional Readings In Sexuality, Gender, And Diaspora.
Part IV: Cultural Production And Diaspora.
9. Cultural Identity And Diaspora Stuart Hall.
10. Diaspora Culture And The Dialogic Imagination. (Kobena Mercer).
11. Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities In Motion. (Gayatri Gopinath).
Additional Readings On Cultural Production And Diaspora.
Post-Script: Cyber-Scapes And The Interfacing Of Diaspora. (Anita Mannur).
Additional Readings On Diaspora And Cyberelectronics.
Selected Bibliography of Works on Diaspora (Anita Mannur).
"Theorizing Diaspora speaks not only to those previously colonized and oppressed Others who have relocated from There to Here, but discusses why deracination is a process that affects all constituencies: those in the newly inhabited metropolis as well as those who remain behind." Grant Farred, Duke University
- Anthologizes the most influential and critically received essays that have shaped the trajectory of diaspora studies.
- Offers classic statements that have defined the field by scholars including Appadurai, Gilroy, Radhakrishnan, and Hall.
- Presents divergent strains of multiple diasporas, including Chinese, Black African, Jewish, South Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean.
- Reflects the modalities and methodologies of scholars across the humanities and social sciences.
- Includes a postscript on diaspora in cyberspace and an extensive bibliography.