n Scrutiny2 - The Routledge Diaspora Studies Reader, Klaus Stierstorfer and Janet Wilson (Eds.) - book review

Volume 24 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0041-5359



In the context of the current age of transnationalism, which is characterised by global movements such as migration, diaspora studies is an ever-growing discipline. Broadly speaking, transnationalism refers to “multiple ties and interactions linking people or institutions across the borders of nation-states” (Vertovec 1999, 447). The term “diaspora” was originally used with reference to movements of peoples such as Jews and Armenians, and their resettlement elsewhere. But there are so many more identities that can be categorised as diasporic today, and the concept of home has begun to carry multifarious meanings.

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