Special Issue

Re-imagining Diasporas and Generations

Published 1 January 2015 / By Mette Louise Berg, Susan Eckstein

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Introduction

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

[Published Winter 2015]

We live in an era of globalization involving large-scale international migration and increasing transnational connectedness that have contributed to the emergence and growth of diaspora communities. In this context, questions of how diaspora migrants adapt to host societies and engage with their homelands are becoming increasingly important economically, politically, socially, and culturally—to diasporic groups themselves, to their homelands, and to the countries where they settle. Yet little is known about internal diversity and stratification within individual diasporas. Our understanding of how pre-migration experiences shape migrants’ adaptation where they resettle and their homeland involvements, as well as their relations to other diaspora members settled elsewhere, remains especially inadequate. This Introduction and the special issue more generally advance the understanding of diasporas and their internal diversity, analytically and descriptively, through a historically grounded conceptual generational frame.

Citation

Berg, M. L and Eckstein, S. (eds) (2015) 'Re-imagining Diasporas and Generations', Diaspora: a journal of transnational studies (special issue) 18 (2/3).