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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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