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Cultural Configurations of Diaspora
Cultural configurations of diaspora

They bear upon them the traces of the particular cultures, traditions, languages and histories by which they were shaped. The difference is that they are not and will never be unified in the old sense, because they are irrevocably the product of several interlocking histories and cultures, belong at one and the same time to several ‘homes’. (Hall 1990: 310)

Our contention is that the understanding of diaspora privileges a place of ‘origin’, that is of an unchanging and stable nature, whereas the term ‘Transl-Asia’ is intended to priortize the notion of space. (Kaur and Kalra 1996: 223)

The political and economic implications of diasporic activity revolve around, under, in-between and sometimes through an overarching structure that cannot be ignored ...

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