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Chapter 6: Diasporic Spaces: Migration, Hybridity and the Geocultural Turn

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Diasporic Spaces: Migration, Hybridity and the Geocultural Turn
Diasporic spaces: Migration, hybridity and the geocultural turn
KeithNurse

The growth of diasporas is a key feature of contemporary globalization and represents an important geocultural shift because of the demographic and political impacts of international migration. However, its significance and potential for social change and transformation are largely unmapped. This chapter analyses the expansion and export of popular cultures from the Caribbean and Latin America to the North Atlantic using two case studies. The first is of the manner in which Latin music, particularly reggaeton, has risen to prominence and influences a Latino and worldwide youth audience. The second examines how diasporic Caribbean carnivals have become the world's most transnational festival. The author concludes by arguing that diasporic cultural ...

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