Global Diasporas and Development: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives by Sadananda SahooGlobal Diasporas and Development: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives by Sadananda Sahoo

Global Diasporas and Development: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives

bySadananda SahooEditorB.K. Pattanaik

Hardcover | December 16, 2013

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This volume discusses how diasporas have evolved and engaged in economic, social and cultural domains of their host and home countries across the globe. The volume is divided into six parts: Issues, Challenges and Development Experiences; Diaspora Finance and Economic Development; Knowledge Transfer and Diasporas; The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion; Gender and Diasporas; and Representation in Film, Theatre and Literature. It is truly a global representation of diasporic engagement. Its contributions come from experts in various disciplines across the globe, and the chapters cover socioeconomic, policy-related and cultural elements in countries as far apart as New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The contributors discuss major issues related to local communities' engagement with the diaspora and diaspora--home relations in Africa, West Asia, South and South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, China, and the USA, providing a panoramic view of diasporic flows in the twenty-first century. The interdisciplinary thrust of the volume, together with its global focus, makes this volume useful to researchers, academics and experts from the social sciences, population sciences and development studies, as also to analysts and policymakers across the world.
Sadananda Sahoo is a sociologist, at present an Assistant Professor at the School of Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. His PhD at the Central University of Hyderabad was on the role and contribution of diasporas to home country development, especially i...
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Title:Global Diasporas and Development: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:399 pagesPublished:December 16, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Diaspora centred development: Current practice, critical commentaries and research priorities.-Chapter 2: The Link with a Home Country: A Comparative Analysis of Host-country Environments for Diaspora Engagement.-Chapter 3: Diasporas and Divergent Development in Kerala and Punjab: Querying the Migration-Development Discourse.-Chapter 4: Africa's Money in Africa: Human and Physical Capital Dimensions.-Chapter 5: Diaspora Bonds and the Caribbean Economic Development.-Chapter 6: The African Brain Drain - Causes, Costs, Consequences.-Chapter 7: Diaspora, Brain circulation and Indian development: Perspective from Australia and New Zealand.-Chapter 8: Indian Diapora and Knowledge Transfer: Sectoral Perspectives and Challenges.-Chapter 9: Rethinking Development through Dynamics of Skilled Human Migration from India.-Chapter 10: Knowledge Diasporas: Narratives of Transnational Migration and Higher Education.-Chapter 11: Reverse Brain Drain: New Strategies by Developed and Developing Countries.-Chapter 12: The diaspora as carrier of soft knowledge for development to the home country: evidence from highly skilled Filipino migrants in New Zealand and Australia.-Chapter 13 : Tapping Talents in India through Diasporas Network: Opportunities and Challenges.-Chapter 14: Muslim Diaspora and European Identity: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion.-Chapter 15: Diaspora, Cultural Disintegration and Underdevelopment: The Case of Zimbabwe in the Last Ten Years (2001 - 2011).-Chapter 16: Integration and 'Limited Acculturation' of Tibetans at Shimla: Experience and Perceptions of a Diaspora.-Chapter 17: The Dark Side of 'Diaspora' in Africa's Great Lakes Region.-Chapter 18: Laws Protecting the Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and Their Relatives: Their Relevance and Adaptation.-Chapter 19: Migrant Rights and the Citizenship Debate: The Case of Indian Workers in the GCC Countries.-Chapter 20: Diaspora in Mauritius: A Recipe for Contested Development.-Chapter 21: Does Role Mobility within Transnational Marriage Empower Immigrant Women?.-Chapter 22: Rationale for Establishing a Return and Retirement Fund for Indian Overseas Women Migrant Workers in the ECR Countries.-Chapter 23: "Irangeles - Identities in Motion: Representation of Migration in Films of the Iranian Diaspora.-Chapter 24: The Empire writes from within: The Kali Theatre Company, a case study.-Chapter 25: The creation of Diaspora and its historical significance: A Study of Amitav Ghosh'sSea of Poppies.

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A very useful addition in the field of diaspora studies, which is an extremely important emerging discipline.  -          J. C. Sharma, Former Member Secretary, High Level Committee on Indian Diaspora . This thought-provoking book addresses the correlation between development and global diasporas from an interdisciplinary perspective. It has the merit of looking in-depth into systematic and prospective contributions by diasporas to the development in their home countries, including profound impact on poverty reduction.. [T]he book is a leap forward in the comprehension of socio-economic, cultural and policy dimensions of global diasporas..  Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Senior Adviser, United Nations, Armenia  . This book is an excellent attempt - a creative brainstorm of fresh ideas and visions - to provide well-embedded case studies and theoretical new insights.. In this well-edited and ambitious volume, the authors focus on diasporas being the human face of the globalization process. The book is a must read for students, scholars and policy makers in the field of diasporas and development. - Prof. Gijsbert Oonk, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Rotterdam, Netherlands; author of Settled Strangers. Asian Business Elites in East Africa, 1800-2000  . This book links the economic, social and cultural aspects of diasporas in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. In bringing these themes together for the varied diasporas, it gives a comparative picture across perspectives, regions and histories. It also usefully connects this discussion to policy directions regarding the use of knowledge networks, transfer of skills and the flow of remittances. - Prof. Supriya Singh, Sociology of Communications, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia  This book is an invaluable contribution to the growing literature on global diasporas. With its focus on socio-economic, cultural and policy perspectives, this edited volume serves to enrich our understanding in today's context of globalisation, neo-liberalism and transnationalism. The book will be of interest to scholars, students and policy makers. Sahoo and Pattanaik have done a great job. -          Prof. Ravinder Barn, Professor of Social Policy, University of London, London, UK  Sahoo and Pattanaik offer the reader a path-opening and comprehensive view of the complex relationship of diaspora and development. Relying on an impressive collection of authors from various parts of the world, the book displays the many dimensions of the diaspora-development nexus (economy, finance, knowledge, political engagement, exclusion, gender and culture.) through a selection of highly relevant cases in different continents. This is a timely scholarly initiative, particularly relevant when this issue has obviously become one of the most important ones, in our times.-          Prof. Stéphane Dufoix, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, France, author of Diasporas. Sadananda Sahoo and B.K. Pattanaik's superb collection of interdisciplinary essays provides the readers with insights into a wide range of issues related to the complex and multifaceted reality of diasporas in the global arena. It is a wonderful addition to the existing literature, while it offers new approaches to the nexus between diasporas and international development.Prof. Pedro J. Oiarzabal, University of Deusto, Basque Country, Spain, co-author of Diasporas in the New Media Age.