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Theorizing Diaspora by Jana Evans Braziel
Book DescriptionThis text is a collection of the critical debates in diaspora studies that offers readers an amalgamation of disparate and challenging ideas. These critical essays have shaped the trajectory and scope of diaspora studies. Conceptualizing diaspora as an emergent theoretical space, the reader presents divergent strains of multiple diasporas and marks the multinational and interdisciplinary nature of the field. It is a collection that reflects the methodologies and perspectives of scholars in anthropology, cultural studies, literary studies, postcolonial theory, queer theory and other disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631233923
(229mm x 153mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jana Evans Braziel
After the Berlin Wall, Hardback (November 2011)
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Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora, Paperback (June 2008)
Examines how Haitian diaspora writers, artists, and musicians address black masculinity through the Haitian Creole concept of gwo negs, or "big men". This work confronts the gendered, sexualized, and racialized boundaries of America's diaspora communities and openly resist "domestic" imperialism that targets immigrants, minorities, and gays.
Diaspora, Paperback (March 2008)
International migrants - uprooted from family, friends, and nation-state, and scattered across the globe - form vibrant diasporic communities. Whether through economic migration, political asylum, or corporate mobility, this type of wide scale dispersion of populations brings with it a myriad of important issues.
Race and the Foundations of Knowledge, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Jana Evans Braziel
Demonstrates the role that race has played in the formation of knowledge. This book demonstrates how race theory intersects with other bodies of knowledge by examining discursive records such as travelogues, literature, and historiography and theoretical structures such as common sense, pseudoscientific racism, and Eurocentrism.
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Author Biography - Jana Evans Braziel
Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Anita Mannur is Ph.D. candidate and University Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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