1st Edition

Diasporas and Transnational Identities
A Special Issue of identity

Edited By

Anton Allahar

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ISBN 9780805897005
Published August 1, 2001 by Psychology Press
112 Pages

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Book Description

Concerned with ethnic identities in modern settings, this special issue:
*offers a theoretical synthesis of the main debates in the field and seeks to clarify a number of terms and concepts that are inconsistently used in literature;
*deals with the subjective identity choices made by individuals of biracial backgrounds;
*examines the differences between the ways in which the Israeli census constructs the ethnicity of immigrants and the ways in which immigrants themselves construct their identities;
*provides a rich mix of postmodern theorizing and anthropological concerns with dance and performance through an examination of Toronto's Caribana parade; and
*traces the historical conditions and circumstances attending the institutions of slavery and indentureship, and analyzes the ethnic and racial divisions between those of East Indian and those of African Descent.

Table of Contents

Volume 1, Number 3, 2001
Contents: A.L. Allahar,
The Politics of Ethnic Identity Construction. A.B. Anderson, The Complexity of Ethnic Identities: A Postmodern Reevaluation. D.L. Brunsma, K.A. Rockquemore, The New Color Complex: Appearances and Biracial Identity. M.A. Leichtman, The Differential Construction of Ethnicity: The Case of Egyptian and Moroccan Immigrants in Israel. J. Burman, Masquerading Toronto Through Caribana: Transnational Carnival Meets the Sign "Music Ends Here." S. Singh, Cultures of Exile: Diasporic Identities and the "Imaginations" of Africa and India in the Caribbean.

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