New Routes for Diaspora Studies (21st Century Studies) (Paperback)

By Sukanya Banerjee (Editor), Aims McGuinness (Editor), Steven McKay (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253002105, 252pp.

Publication Date: July 11, 2012



Study of diasporas provides a useful frame for reimagining locations, movements, identities, and social formations. This volume explores diaspora as historical experience and as a category of analysis. Using case studies drawn from African and Asian diasporas and immigration in the U.S., the contributors interrogate ideas of displacement, return, and place of origin as they relate to diasporic identity. They also consider how practices of commensality become grounds for examining identity and difference and how narrative and aesthetic forms emerge through the context of diaspora.

About the Author

Sukanya Banerjee is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Becoming Imperial Citizens: Indians in the Late-Victorian Empire.Aims McGuinness is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Path of Empire: Panama and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1856.Steven C. McKay is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and author of Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines.