Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising Community by Anthony GormanDiasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising Community by Anthony Gorman

Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising Community

EditorAnthony Gorman, Sossie Kasbarian

Hardcover | June 15, 2015

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Approaching the Middle East through the lens of Diaspora Studies, the 11 detailed case studies in this volume explore the experiences of different diasporic communities in and of the region, and look at the changing conceptions and practice of diaspora in the modern Middle East. They show howconcepts central to diaspora such as "homeland", "host state", "exile", "longing", "memory" and "return" have been deconstructed and reinstated with new meaning through each complex diasporic experience. They also examine how different groups have struggled to claim and negotiate a space forthemselves in the Middle East, and the ways in which these efforts have been aided and hampered by the historical, social, legal, political, economic, colonial and post-colonial specificities of the region.In situating these different communities within their own narratives - of conflict, resistance, war, genocide, persecution, displacement, migration - these studies stress both the common elements of diaspora but also their individual specificity in a way that challenges, complements and at timessubverts the dominant nationalist historiography of the region.
Anthony Gorman is Senior Lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at universities in Australia, Egypt and Britain. Among his research interests are modern Egyptian historiography and the resident foreign presence in modern Egypt. Sossie Kasbarian was awarded her PhD from the School o...
Title:Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising CommunityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074868610X

ISBN - 13:9780748686100