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  • 1. Introduction–V. Y. Mudimbe and Sabine Engel

    2. Comparative Historicities—Marcel Detienne

    3. Generalized Ethnography—Jean Bazin

    4. Passing Like Me—Daniel Itzkovitz

    5. Exchanging the African: Meetings at a Crossroads of the Diaspora—Christopher Davis

    6. Socrates' Women—Danielle Trudeau

    7. The Jewish Diaspora, Israel, and Jewish Identities: A Dialogue— Daphna Golan, V.Y. Mudimbe

    8. `The Irish thing': A Conversation on the Australian and American Irish Diaspora—Peter Murphy, Candice Ward

    9. Writing the History of Chinese Immigrants to America—Gordon H. Chang

    10. A Peach Blossom Diaspora: Negotiating Nation Spaces in the Writing of Taiwan—Eileen Cheng-yin Chow

    11. Exile, Knowledge, and Self: Home in Peter Abrahams's work—Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

    12. The Construction of Cultures in Diaspora: African and African New World Experiences—Richard Roberts

    13. Muslim Diaspora(s) in Western Europe— Riva Kastoryano

    14. Hispanic Diaspora and Chicano Identity in the United States—Ramon A. Gutierrez

    15. Transnational Migrations and Border Identities: Immigration and Postmodern Culture—Ramon Saldivar

    16. Next Year in Jerusalem—Daphna Golan

    17. Mixed Ethnicity: Crossing Ocean Parkway Revisited—Marianna De Marco Torgovnick

    18. Personal diaspora–Neferti Xina M. Tadiar

    19. Strange Loops and Writes-of-Passage: Double-Crossing Diaspora—Louise Shabat Bethlehem

    20. No escape—Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

    21. Afterthoughts on `Diaspora'—Kenneth Surin

    22. Notes on Contributors

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    An interdisciplinary, international collection of essays, case studies, position papers, and roundtable discussions, Diaspora and Immigration is unified (like the 1996 Stanford University seminar that inspired it) by the paradox which—and on which—it reflects: We are all minorities constituting multiple diasporas in our own countries and elsewhere.
    Experts from a variety of fields—anthropology, sociology, history, literature, and African, Hispanic, and Jewish studies—examine specific diasporas, immigrant communities, and “border identities” ranging from Muslims in Europe to Chicanos in Texas, from Chinese immigrants in California to the "peach blossom diaspora" in Taiwan. They discuss the Jewish Diaspora and the creation of the State of Israel, as well as two centuries of Irish diasporic experiences in Australia and America. Following testimonies by German, Filipino, Italian American, and South African Israeli academics, who scrutinize their respective "personal diasporas," this special issue concludes with some afterthoughts on diaspora and the potential for global unity in the face of today's global diversity.

    Contributors. Jean Bazin, Louis Shabat Bethlehem, Gordon H. Chang, Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, Christopher Davis, Marcel Detienne, Sabine Engel, Daphna Golan, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Daniel Itzkovitz, Riva Kastoryano, Vassilis Lambropoulos, V. Y. Mudimbe, Peter Murphy, Richard Roberts, Aron Rodrigue, Ramón Saldívar, Kenneth J. Surin, Neferti Xina M. Tadiar, Marianna De Marco Torgovnick, Danielle Trudeau, Candice Ward, Steven Zipperstein

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