Homelands and diasporas: holy lands and other places

Andreh Leṿi (Editor), Alex Weingrod (Editor)

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This collection focuses fresh attention on the relationships between "homeland" and "diaspora" communities in today's world. Based on in-depth anthropological studies by leading scholars in the field, the book highlights the changing character of homeland-diaspora ties. Homelands and Diasporas offers new understandings of the issues that these communities face and explores the roots of their fascinating, yet sometimes paradoxical, interactions. The book provides a keen look at how "homeland" and "diaspora" appear in the lives of both Israeli Jews and Israeli Palestinians and also explores how these issues influence Pakistanis who make their home in England, Armenians in Cyprus and England, Cambodians in France, and African-Americans in Israel. The critical views advanced in this collection should lead to a reorientation in diaspora studies and to a better understanding of the often contradictory changes in the relationships between people whose lives are led both "at home and away."
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStanford, Calif
PublisherStanford University Press
Number of pages362
ISBN (Print)0804750793, 9780804747714, 9780804750790
StatePublished - 2005


  • Jewish diaspora
  • Israel and the diaspora
  • Jews -- Identity
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Ethnic identity
  • Social integration
  • Memory -- Social aspects
  • Ethnicity -- Political aspects
  • Ethnicity -- Social aspects


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