Diaspora Memory And Identity

Diaspora  Memory and Identity
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date
Category Social Science
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9780802093745
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

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 subjectivities and shape the cosmopolitan intellectual commitment of scholars. The diasporic individual often has a double consciousness, a privileged knowledge and perspective that is consonant with postmodernity and globalization. The essays in this volume reflect on the movements of people and cultures in the present day, when physical, social, and mental borders and boundaries are being challenged and sometimes successfully dismantled. The contributors - from a variety of disciplinary perspectives - discuss the diasporic experiences of ethnic and racial groups living in Canada from their perspective, including the experiences of South Asians, Iranians, West Indians, Chinese, and Eritreans. Diaspora, Memory, and Identity is an exciting and innovative collection of essays that examines the nuanced development of theories of Diaspora, subjectivity, double-consciousness, gender and class experiences, and the nature of home.

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

Transnational Identity and Memory Making in the Lives of Iraqi Women in Diaspora
  • Author : Nadia` Jones-Gailani
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-26

This book draws on an extensive archive of over one hundred oral narratives collected and recorded with Iraqi women in three sites: Amman, Detroit, and Toronto. Nadia Jones-Gailani demonstrates how the relationships between ethno-religious migrants, nation, and citizenship are shaped by the traumatic experiences of forced displacement and integration into

At Home in the Chinese Diaspora
  • Author : K. Kuah-Pearce,A. Davidson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2008-01-17

This book explores how memories are used to re-establish a sense of belonging, analyzing the relationships between migrants' adjustment, assimilation and re-membering home. It considers memories as social expressions as well as the tensions and conflicts in representing and renegotiating memories in literature and cinema.

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 “

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.

Ghosts of the African Diaspora
  • Author : Joanne Chassot
  • Publisher : Dartmouth College Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02

The first monograph to investigate the poetics and politics of haunting in African diaspora literature, Ghosts of the African Diaspora: Re-Visioning History, Memory, and Identity examines literary works by five contemporary writers - Fred D'Aguiar, Gloria Naylor, Paule Marshall, Michelle Cliff, and Toni Morrison. Joanne Chassot argues that reading these

Muslim Diaspora
  • Author : Haideh Moghissi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-01-24

Muslim Diaspora identifies those aspects of migratory experience that shatter or reinforce a group’s attachment to its homeland and affect its readiness to adapt to a new country. The contributors to this collection examine many dimensions of life in the Diaspora and demonstrate that identity is always constructed in

  • Author : Matthew Barlow
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15

This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Montreal neighbourhood, brings to life the history of Irish identity in the legendary enclave. As Irish immigration dwindled by the late nineteenth century, Irish culture in the city became diasporic, reflecting an imagined homeland. Focusing on the power of memory to shape community,

Migration  Diaspora and Identity
  • Author : Georgina Tsolidis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-07

Framed in relation to diaspora this collection engages with the subject of how cultural difference is lived and how complex and shifting identities shape and respond to spatial politics of belonging. Diaspora is understood in a variety of ways, which makes this an eclectic collection of papers. Authors use various

Diaspora Online
  • Author : Ruxandra Trandafoiu
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30

After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, millions of Romanians emigrated in search of work and new experiences; they became engaged in an interrogation of what it meant to be Romanian in a united Europe and the globalized world. Their thoughts, feelings and hopes soon began to populate the

Migrant Belongings
  • Author : Anne-Marie Fortier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-03

This book traces the formation of Italian migrant belongings in Britain, and scrutinizes the identity narratives through which they are stabilized. A key theme of this study is the constitution of identity through both movement and attachment. The study follows the Italian identity project since 1975, when community leaders first raised

Identity  Diaspora and Return in American Literature
  • Author : Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19

This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic,

Diasporic Generations
  • Author : Mette Louise Berg
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-30

Interpretations of the background to the Cuban diaspora – a political revolution and the subsequent radical transformation of the society and economy towards socialism – are politicised and highly contested. The Miami-based Cuban diaspora has had extraordinary success in putting its case high on the US political agenda and in capturing world

Imaging Identity
  • Author : Melinda Hinkson
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-18

Imaging Identity presents potent reflections on the human condition through the prism of portraiture. Taking digital imaging technologies and the dynamic and precarious dimensions of contemporary identity as critical reference points, these essays consider why portraits continue to have such galvanising appeal and perform fundamental work across so many social

Ghosts and Shadows
  • Author : Atsuko Karin Matsuoka,John Sorenson
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01

Focusing on African diaspora groups that have been virtually ignored in discussions of Canadian multiculturalism, the authors explore the re-creation of communities in exile and the myths of 'homeland' and 'return.'