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“Global Diasporas: An Introduction” by Robin Cohen

Global Diasporas by Robin Cohen is an excellent introduction to the theory of diasporas, a term which has expanded considerably in recent years from its original use in the Jewish Diaspora to describe all kinds of cultural and ethnic dispersions. Cohen starts by defining common features of global diasporas: Dispersal from an original homeland, often traumatically, to two or more foreign regions; alternatively or additionally, the expansion from a homeland in search of work, in pursuit of trade or to further colonial ambitions; a collective memory and myth about the… Read More