This book brings together an array of distinguished scholars to consider diaspora nationalism. Through theoretical, typological and case-specific essays that discuss the Jewish, Greek, Armenian, Irish, Turkish, Sikh, Ukrainian, Hindu, Pentecostal and Muslim diasporas, the book shows the varieties and qualities of attachment of diaspora communities to their ancestral homelands, and the role that hostlands as well as the immigrants play in the form and intensity of these attachments. Setting contemporary diaspora nationalisms in the context of globalisation, with its ever-developing methods of transportation and communication, the book further shows the emergence of new concepts of diaspora - new notions of being at home and away from home - and of new ways of creating and sustaining ethnic networks and contact with the homeland, such as the internet and tourism.
Emeritus Professor Allon Gal is a historian, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His recent major publication (chief editor) is
World Regional Zionism: Geo-Cultural Dimensions (Hebrew), 3 volumes (2009).
Athena S. Leoussi, PhD (LSE), is Co-Director of European Studies at the University of Reading, UK, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Government, LSE, and co-editor of
Nations and Nationalism. She has published extensively on nationalism, including
Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism (edited with Steven Grosby, 2006).
Anthony D. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Ethnicity and Nationalism at LSE, UK. He is President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, and Editor-in-Chief of
Nations and Nationalism. His most recent book is
Ethnosymbolism and Nationalism (2009).
Table of contents
PART I: CHARTING THE HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE AND THEORETICAL FRONTIERS OF DIASPORA NATIONALISMS
Diasporas and Homelands in History: The Case of the Classic Diasporas
Anthony D. Smith Beyond the Homeland: From Exilic Nationalism to Diasporic Transnationalism
Khachig Tölölyan Contemporary Diasporas, Nationalism, and Transnationalism Politics
PART II: CLASSIC DIASPORAS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Diaspora’s Liberal Nationalism and the Call of the Homeland: The American Jewish Case
Allon Gal American Jewish Identity and New Patterns of Philanthropy
Chaim I. Waxman Imagining Armenia
Simon Payaslian From Greek-Orthodox Diaspora to Transnational Hellenism: Greek Nationalism and the Identities of the Diaspora
PART III: THE CALL OF THE HOMELAND: MODERN CASES OF DIASPORA NATIONALISM
Diaspora, the Irish, and Irish Nationalism
Donald Harman Akenson Diaspora Nationalism: The Turkish Case
Jacob M. Landau Cry for an Endangered Homeland? The Contours of Sikh Diasporic Nationalism since 1984
Darshan S. Tatla The Ukrainian Diaspora
Wsevolod W. Isajiw
PART IV: THE RELIGIOUS DYNAMICS OF HEIMAT AND DISPERSAL
Diaspora Consciousness, Nationalism, and ‘Religion’: The Case of Hindu Nationalism
John Zavos Homeland and Diaspora: The Case of Pentecostalism
David Martin “Muslim Nationalism” and the Politics of Otherness in the Age of Neo-Diaspora