Diaspora

Diaspora
Publisher Orion
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780575105423
Rating 3.5/5 from 15 reviews
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Since the Introdus in the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the solar system forever in fusion-drive starships. And there are the holdouts: the fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth-some devolved into dream apes, others cavorting in the seas or the air-while the statics and bridgers try to shape out a roughly human destiny. But the complacency of the citizens is shattered when an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes that seem to violate fundamental laws of nature. The orphan Yatima, a digital being grown from a mind seed, joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in a search for the knowledge that will guarantee their safety-a search that puts them on the trail of the ancient and elusive Transmuters, who have the power to reshape subatomic particles, and to cross into the macrocosmos, where the universe we know is nothing but a speck in the higher-dimensional vacuum.

Diaspora
  • Author : Greg Egan
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30

Since the Introdus in the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the solar system

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Diaspora
  • Author : Greg Egan
  • Publisher : Night Shade
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06

A quantum Brave New World from the boldest and most wildly speculative writer of his generation. Since the Introdus in the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact

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Global Diasporas
  • Author : Robin Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-03-17

In a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces his distinctive approach to the study of the world’s diasporas. This book investigates the changing meanings of the concept and the contemporary diasporic condition, including case studies of Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, British, Indian, Lebanese and Caribbean people. The first

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Theorizing Diaspora
  • Author : Jana Evans Braziel,Anita Mannur
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2003-01-27

Bringing together the key essays that have constituted this field since its inception and that point the way toward its future, Theorizing Diaspora is a central resource for understanding diaspora as an emergent and contested theoretical space. Anthologizes the most influential and critically received essays that have shaped the trajectory

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Cartographies of Diaspora
  • Author : Avtar Brah
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-08-18

By addressing questions of culture, identity and politics, Cartographies of Diaspora throws new light on discussions about `difference' and `diversity', informed by feminism and post-structuralism. It examines these themes by exploring the intersections of `race', gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, generation and nationalism in different discourses, practices and political contexts. The

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Diaspora  A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Kevin Kenny
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its utility in explaining human migration. The book proposes a flexible approach to diaspora based on examples drawn mainly from Jewish, African, Irish, and Asian history.

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The Israeli Diaspora
  • Author : Steven J. Gold
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-29

In this fascinating study, based on extensive field work in the major Israeli communities of New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Sydney, Steven J. Gold looks at their reasons for leaving - existing links abroad, political and economic dissatisfaction at home and, in the case of the Sephardim or

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Writing Diaspora
  • Author : Rey Chow,Anne Firor Scott Prof of Literature in Trinity Clg of Arts/Sciences Rey Chow
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1993

" . . . this is no doctrinaire tract but rather a concerted attempt to look at important cultural problems from a fresh perspective. . . . Chow's book is an excellent example of its type."--Discourse & Society "I believe that Rey Chow has written a powerful set of essays which offer a critical strategy for approaching

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Digital Diaspora
  • Author : Anna Everett
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-05

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

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Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
  • Author : Mark A. Reid,Ana M. Lopez,Davis, Zeinabu Irene,Robert Stam,Adam Knee
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1995

This is a study of the cinematic traditions and film practices in the black Diaspora. With contributions by film scholars, film critics, and film-makers from Europe, North America and the Third World, this diverse collection provides a critical reading of film-making in the black Diaspora that challenges the assumptions of

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The Viking Diaspora
  • Author : Judith Jesch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015

"The Viking Diaspora presents the early medieval migrations of people, language and culture from mainland Scandinavia to new homes in the British Isles, the North Atlantic, the Baltic and the East, in the period known as the Viking Age as a form of 'diaspora'. It concentrates on the connectedness between

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The Ukrainian Diaspora
  • Author : Vic Satzewich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02

In this fascinating book, Vic Satzewich traces one hundred and twenty-five years of Ukranian migration, from the economic migration at the end of the nineteenth century to the political migration during the inter-war period and throughout the 1960s and 1980s resulting from the troubled relationship between Russia and the Ukraine.

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A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism
  • Author : Ato Quayson,Girish Daswani
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-07-03

A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism offers aground-breaking combined discussion of the concepts of diaspora andtransnationalism. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholarsprovide interdisciplinary perspectives that link together theconcepts in new and important ways. A wide-ranging collection which reviews the most significantdevelopments and provides valuable insights into current keydebates in transnational

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Dismantling Diasporas
  • Author : Anastasia Christou,Elizabeth Mavroudi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09

Re-energising debates on the conceptualisation of diasporas in migration scholarship and in geography, this work stresses the important role that geographers can play in interrupting assumptions about the spaces and processes of diaspora. The intricate, material and complex ways in which those in diaspora contest, construct and perform identity, politics,

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Diaspora
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003

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