Diaspora And Memory

Diaspora and Memory
Publisher Rodopi
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9789042021297
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Experiences of migration and dwelling-in-displacement impinge upon the lives of an ever increasing number of people worldwide, with business class comfort but more often with unrelenting violence. Since the early 1990s, the political and cultural realities of global migration have led to a growing interest in the different forms of “diasporic” existence and identities. The articles in this book do not focus on the external boundaries of diaspora – what is diasporic and what is not? – but on one of its most important internal boundaries, which is indicated by the second term in the title of this book: memory. It is not by chance that the right to remember, the responsibility to recall, are central issues of the debates in diasporic communities and their relation to their cultural and political surroundings.The relation of diaspora and memory contains important critical and maybe even subversive potentials. Memory can transcend the territorial logic of dispersal and return, and emerge as a competing source of diasporic identity. The articles in this volume explore how, shaped by the responsibilities of testimony as well as by the normalizing forces of amnesia and forgetting and political interests, memory is a performative, figurative process rather than a secure space of identity.

Diaspora and Memory
  • Author : Marie-Aude Baronian,Stephan Besser,Yolande Jansen
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2007

Experiences of migration and dwelling-in-displacement impinge upon the lives of an ever increasing number of people worldwide, with business class comfort but more often with unrelenting violence. Since the early 1990s, the political and cultural realities of global migration have led to a growing interest in the different forms of “

Diaspora  Memory and Identity
  • Author : Vijay Agnew
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2005

Memories establish a connection between a collective and individual past, between origins, heritage, and history. Those who have left their places of birth to make homes elsewhere are familiar with the question, "Where do you come from?" and respond in innumerable well-rehearsed ways. Diasporas construct racialized, sexualized, gendered, and oppositional

Diaspora Memory Place
  • Author : David Hammons
  • Publisher : Prestel Pub
  • Release Date : 2008

"A presentation and analysis of the work of three of the most exciting African diaspora artists of our time - David Hammons, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Pamela Z. A series of essays by scholars and critics examine three site-specific installation and performances originally concieved by these artists for Dak'Art 2004, the

At Home in the Chinese Diaspora
  • Author : Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce,Andrew P. Davidson
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
  • Release Date : 2008-01-17

At Home in the Chinese Diaspora explores issues of memory and how memories are deployed and negotiated to re-establish a sense of belonging. This volume breaks new ground in analyzing the relationships between migrants' adjustment, assimilation, and remembering home through the focal point of memories. Some chapters focus conceptually on

Transnational Identity and Memory Making in the Lives of Iraqi Women
  • Author : Nadia Jones-Gailani
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20

In exploring the intersections of memory, migration, and subjectivity, this book attempts to understand how Iraqi migrant women negotiate identity in diaspora.

Rites of Return
  • Author : Marianne Hirsch,Nancy K. Miller
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29

The first decade of the twenty-first century witnessed a passionate engagement with the losses of the past. Rites of Return examines the effects of this legacy of historical injustice and documented suffering on the politics of the present. Twenty-four writers, historians, literary and cultural critics, anthropologists and sociologists, visual artists,

Memory Ireland  Diaspora and memory practices
  • Author : Oona Frawley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

The first in a 4 volume series. This book includes 16 essays, exploring remembrance and forgetting throughout history, from early modern Ireland to contemporary multicultural Ireland.

The Mobility of Memory
  • Author : Luisa Passerini,Gabriele Proglio,Milica Trakilovic
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01

Migration is most concretely defined by the movement of human bodies, but it leaves indelible traces on everything from individual psychology to major social movements. Drawing on extensive field research, and with a special focus on Italy and the Netherlands, this interdisciplinary volume explores the interrelationship of migration and memory

Diasporas  Cultures of Mobilities     Race    2
  • Author : Thomas Lacroix,David Howard,Judith Misrahi-Barak,Sarah Barbour
  • Publisher : Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (PULM)
  • Release Date : 2015-12-18

Continuing the series on Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’, this second volume extends existing scholarship by exploring a range of multidisciplinary perspectives on the diasporic condition. Embodiment, memory and intimacy form three core themes through which the complexities of diasporic experiences are revealed and transmitted. Closely aligned to these concerns,

China Fictions  English Language
  • Author : A. Robert Lee
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2008-01

The world is anything but unfamiliar with diaspora: Jewish, African, Armenian, Roma-Gipsy, Filipino/a, Tamil, Irish or Italian, even Japanese. But few have carried so global a resonance as that of China. What, then, of literary-cultural expression, the huge body of fiction which has addressed itself to that plurality of

Memory Ireland
  • Author : Oona Frawley
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29

In the second volume of a series that will ultimately include four, the authors consider Irish diasporic memory and memory practices. While the Irish diaspora has become the subject of a wide range of scholar­ship, there has been little work focused on its relationship to memory. The first half

Frontier Encounters
  • Author : Franck Billé,Grégory Delaplace,Caroline Humphrey
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01

China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Despite their proximity, their interactions with each other - and with their third neighbour Mongolia - are rarely discussed. Although the three countries share a boundary, their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different.

Haunting Capital
  • Author : Hershini Bhana Young
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2006

In Haunting Capital, Hershini Young sets out to re-theorize the African diaspora "so that the concept becomes unintelligible without an understanding of gender as a constitutive element." Young uses the historically injured bodies of black women, as represented in novels by black women, to talk about colonialism, gender, race, memory

Identity  Memory  and Diaspora
  • Author : Jorge J. E. Gracia,Lynette M. F. Bosch,Isabel Alvarez Borland
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-08

Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers. This fascinating volume contains interviews with nineteen prominent Cuban-American artists, writers, and philosophers who tell their stories and share what they consider important for understanding their work. Struggling with issues of Cuban-American identity

Memory and Identity
  • Author : Renaud van Ruymbeke,Bertrand Van Ruymbeke,Randy J. Sparks
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2003

"This edited volume contains ... papers that were presented at the 1997 international symposium 'Out of New Babylon: The Huguenots and their Diaspora', held at the College of Charleston, South Carolina"-- Library of Congress.