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Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity by Smadar Lavie,Ted Swedenburg

By Smadar Lavie,Ted Swedenburg

Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity demanding situations traditional understandings of identification in line with notions of country and tradition as bounded or discrete. via cautious examinations of assorted transnational, hybrid, border, and diasporic forces and practices, those essays push on the fringe of cultural stories, postmodernism, and postcolonial conception and lift the most important questions on ethnographic method.

This quantity exemplifies a cross-disciplinary cultural reports and an idea of tradition rooted in lived adventure in addition to textual readings. Anthropologists and students from similar fields installation quite a number methodologies and varieties of writing to blur and complicate traditional dualisms among authors and matters of study, domestic and away, middle and outer edge, and primary and 3rd international. Essays speak about issues comparable to Rai, a North African pop tune considered as westernized in Algeria and as Arab song in France; where of Sephardic and Palestinian writers inside Israel’s Ashkenazic-dominated arts group; and the use and misuse of the concept that “postcolonial” because it is utilized in a number of neighborhood contexts.

In exploring histories of displacement and geographies of id, those essays demand the reconceptualization of theoretical binarisms similar to sleek and postmodern, colonial and postcolonial. it is going to be of curiosity to a vast spectrum of students and scholars interested by postmodern and postcolonial idea, ethnography, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Contributors. Norma Alarcón, Edward M. Bruner, Nahum D. Chandler, Ruth Frankenberg, Joan Gross, Dorinne Kondo, Kristin Koptiuch, Smadar Lavie, Lata Mani, David McMurray, Kirin Narayan, Greg Sarris, Ted Swedenburg

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