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Diaspora and Exile

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

The terms diaspora and exile are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to people forced to leave traditional homelands or otherwise violently dispersed. Diaspora was used by Greeks to...

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Diaspora and Exile

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

The terms diaspora and exile are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to people forced to leave traditional homelands or otherwise

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Diaspora and Exile

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

The terms diaspora and exile are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to people forced to leave traditional homelands or otherwise violently dispersed. Diaspora was used by Greeks to...

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Exile, Diaspora, and Return

Luis Roniger, Leonardo Senkman, Saúl Sosnowski and Mario Sznajder.

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics. 296 pages.

This book explores how Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay have been affected by postexilic relocations, transnational migrant displacements, and diasporas. It provides a systematic...

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Exile and Diaspora Politics

Roniger Luis.

in Exile, Diaspora, and Return

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics. 17032 words.

Political exile re-emerged in the context of the increased polarization of the East–West, left–right, Communism–capitalism divide. Ideological polarization produced a situation in which...

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Diasporas and Exiles

Edited by Howard Wettstein.

October 2002; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 300 pages.

Diaspora, considered as a context for insights into Jewish identity, brings together a lively, interdisciplinary group of scholars in this innovative volume. Readers needn't expect,...

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Exile and Return: Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind

Ian Richard Netton.

in Living Islamic History

April 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 5980 words.

This chapter discusses how the image of terrestrial return reflects celestial return. Linking this connection to the notions of exile and diaspora, it analyses various texts from the...

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Diaspora and Exiles

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American History. 2323 words.

Diaspora is a contested term among critics, but in general usage it designates any large population that has migrated away

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The Huguenots: France, Exile and Diaspora

Laura A. M. Stewart.

in French History

March 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History. 774 words.

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Dancing at Two Weddings: Mazel between Exile and Diaspora

Murray Baumgarten.

in Diasporas and Exiles

October 2002; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 17606 words.

This chapter focuses on Rebecca Goldstein's 1995 novel, Mazel. Galut is characterized by powerlessness, halachic constriction, dislocation, and anguish, in contrast with the diaspora's...

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Peter Hallward, Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between the Singular and the Specific; Nico Israel, Outlandish: Writing between Exile and Diaspora

Cristina Sandru.

in English: Journal of the English Association

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 0 words.

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Timothy G. Fehler, Greta Grace Kroeker, Charles H. Parker, and Jonathan Ray, editors. Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europe: Strategies of Exile.

Jesse Spohnholz.

in The American Historical Review

February 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 1167 words.

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Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europe: Strategies of Exile, ed. Timothy G. Fehler, Greta Grace Kroeker, Charles Parker and Jonathan Ray

Katy Gibbons.

in The English Historical Review

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History; British History; European History; International History. 1042 words.

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States of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return. By Alain Epp Weaver. Foreword by Daniel Boyarin. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2008. 215pp. $18.99 paper

Benjamin H. Dunning.

in Journal of Church and State

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Religion. 0 words.

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Displacement and Diaspora in Biblical Narrative

Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 5025 words.

Deportation and migration were formative for ancient Judaism and seminal for its literature. Dislocation, whether conceived of as forced or voluntary, influenced Israel’s recollection of...

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Cubans in Spain

Mette Louise Berg.

in Cuba in a Global Context

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 6193 words.

The relationship between Cuba and its post-1959 diaspora has been characterized by antagonism and mutual recrimination—especially between the Cuban government and the Miami-based exile...

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Diaspora and the Holocaust

Bryan Cheyette.

in Diasporas of the Mind

February 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12999 words.

This chapter focuses on Auschwitz survivors Primo Levi and Jean Améry. It argues that the differences between Levi and Améry are precisely to do with Levi’s good fortune in returning to his...

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India, New Mexico, and the Specter of Tibet: On the Trail of the Tibetan Diaspora

in Immigrant Ambassadors

March 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 9406 words.

This chapter explores the contours of the Tibetan diaspora, specifically those diasporic sites—the actual places where diasporic Tibetans live—where the research for this book was...

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Classical Diasporas of the Third Kind: The Hidden History of Christian Dispersion1

Robert F. Gorman.

in Journal of Refugee Studies

December 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Geography; International Relations; Aid and Relief Programmes; Refugee Studies. 9263 words.

Modern theorists of diasporas have identified two competing classical models or archetypes. The first centres on the classical Jewish paradigm of diaspora, which William Safran believes...

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The Diasporas of Hong Kong

Audrey Yue.

in Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile

August 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 12262 words.

This chapter analyzes the intimate relationship between the homeland and the diaspora. It first offers a critical overview of Ann On-wah Hui's films to show the centrality of the diaspora...

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