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Diasporas

  • By: Alan Gamlen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

In contemporary usage, the word diaspora is closely connected with migration and migrant transnationalism—two of the most visible and controversial manifestations of globalization. According to one of its most concise definitions, the term diaspora refers to “an imagined community living ...

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