Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities (Gender, Racism, Ethnicity S.)

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Social Sciences » Anthropology » General

Cartographies of Diaspora

Contesting Identities (Gender, Racism, Ethnicity S.)

By A. Brah

Elsewhere $200 $169   Save $31.00 (16%)
or 4 easy payments of $42.25 with What's this?
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from local warehouse
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Hardback, 288 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 September 1996
Cartographies of Diaspora introduces new ways of thinking about difference', informed by feminism and post-structuralism, and addresses questions of culture, identity and politics. It examines these themes by exploring the intersections of race', gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, generation and nationalism in different discourses, practices and political contexts. The first three chapters map the emergence of 'Asian' as a racialized category in post-war British popular and political discourse and state practices. It documents Asian cultural and political responses paying particular attention to the role of gender and generation. The remaining six chapters analyzes the debate on difference', diversity', and diaspora' across different sites, but mainly within feminism, anti-racism, and post-structuralism. Cartographies of Diaspora offers an innovative approach to the study of difference' and commonality', exploring and deconstructing questions of identity, culture, and politics. By making theoretical and political links across these debates, it breaks new ground by offering a new conceptual framework to address these issues and concerns. It interrogates and deconstructs the so-called 'mainstream' and offers new insights into integrating issues of gender, 'race', ethnicity, class and sexuality.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Situated Identities/Diasporic Transcription 1. Constructions of the 'Asian' in post-war Britain: Culture, Politics and Identity in Pre-Thatcher Years 2. Unemployment, Gender and Racism 3. Gendered Space: Women of South Asian Descent in 1980s Britain 4. Questions of 'Difference' and Global Feminisms 5. Difference, Diversity, Differentiation 6. 'Race' and Culture in the Gendering of Labour Markets: South Asian Muslim Women and the Labour Market 7. Re-framing Europe: En-gendered Racisms, Ethnicities and Nationalisms in Contemporary Western Europe 8. Diaspora, Border, and Transnational Identities 9. Refiguring the 'Multi': The Politics of Difference, Commonality, and Universalism

About the Author

Avtar Brah teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London.


..." suggests a powerful sociological imagination at work."-"Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

EAN: 9780415121255
ISBN: 0415121256
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 2.06 centimetres (0.52 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities (Gender, Racism, Ethnicity S.) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.