Beyond the Diaspora Diaspora: A Response to Rogers Brubaker

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In this short reflection, I revisit Rogers Brubaker’s influential 2005 article on “The ‘diaspora’ diaspora”. I consider the key arguments of this important intervention, before addressing three key conceptual issues in diaspora studies: (i) the role of place, origin and scale; (ii) diaspora, race and difference; (iii) sociological and historical approaches to diaspora. In the concluding section, I briefly consider some new directions in diaspora studies.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1544-1555
Number of pages12
JournalEthnic and racial studies
Issue number9
Early online date5 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017