Cultural Politics of the Diaspora

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Contemporary academic, public and political discourses have invoked the notion of diasporicity to explore questions of migration, belonging, nationality, periphery, and community, all connected to what could be called the diasporic turn. Basing their observation on the Moroccan Jewish diaspora in Israel, the authors call for further evaluating the cultural aspect of the post-diaspora moment, which is evident in music, poetics, images, and sense of selfhood. By looking at specific acts of “return” to the homeland/hostland, they suggest that contemporary observers ought to think more in terms of a “diasporic return.”

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East
EditorsJoe F. Khalil, Gholam Khiabany, Tourya Guaaybess, Bilge Yesil
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781119637134
ISBN (Print)9781119637066
StatePublished - 9 Jun 2023


  • Diasporic Return
  • Moroccan Diaspora
  • Moroccan‐ness
  • Transnationalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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