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Mezzadra Sandro

«Introduzione al postcolonialismo» di Robert Young per Meltemi. Un libro che si può leggere come una guida ai paradossi, alle ambivalenze e ai conflitti del mondo che abitiamo «La critica postcoloniale» di Miguel Mellino per Meltemi. Una ricostruzione delle molteplici matrici, teoriche e disciplinari, degli studi postcoloniali in ambito anglosassone


Research Association

Welcome to Diasporama: A Cure for the Mellinnium Blues


Phil Cohen


Phil Cohen is director of CNER and reader in Cultural Studies. His research interests include the history of multiracist Britain, the cultural geography of contemporary racism (especially in East London), youth arts and urban multiculture, new approaches to multicultural education in schools and universities. His most recent publications are Rethinking the Youth Question (Macmillan 1997) and The Last Island- Essays on England and the Dreaming of 'Race' (CNER 1998) Cohen's essay explores the notion of the term Diaspora and examines the historical and political meanings of the word and the current complex contempoary levels of meaning.



Arjun Appadurai


Arjun Appadurai is a socio-cultural anthropologist with specializations in globalization, public culture, and urban studies. His major accomplishment has been the construction of anthropological frameworks for the study of global media, consumption, and migration. His current work focuses on poverty, violence, and social inclusion in mega-cities with a special focus on Mumbai (India).



Thinking Diaspora: Why Diaspora is a Key Concept for Understanding Multicultural Europe



Georgiu Myria


The concept of diaspora goes back in human history; it was initially used by the ancient Greeks to describe their spreading all over the then known-world. For the ancient Greeks diaspora signified migration and colonisation. For the Jews, the Armenians and the Africans who later adopted the term, the concept implied more painful meanings of loss of a Homeland, violent deterritorialisation and longing for return (Cohen, 1997). As much as the history of migration and settlement for these populations and for other populations that have moved across the globe has changed, so did the concept of diaspora



Diasporicity in the City of Portsmouth (UK): Local and Global Connections of Black Britishness



Dudrah Rajinder

This article engages with the theoretical premise of diasporicity - the local/regional specificities and workings of a given diaspora. Diasporicity is an attempt to extend the vocabulary of the concept of diaspora as an intervention against fixed ideas of race and nation.



translocation_new media/art: "Modernity at Large"



Appadurai Arjun

Interview with Arjun Appadurai by Anette Baldauf and Christian Hoeller.



Mapping Diasporic Media across the EU: Addressing Cultural Exclusion



Georgiou Myria


Peoples who at some stage in their history migrated from an original homeland and settled in a European country – that is, diasporic groups – is estimated to be between ten and 30 million across a total population in the European Union (EU) of about 380 million. In addition to that millions of members of the older diasporas – for instance, Jewish, Roma, Armenians – have been integral components of the European past and present. Almost five million out of the world’s 20 million refugees are hosted in Europe for longer or shorter periods.



Beyond the Domestic



Georgiou Myria

Myria Georgiou is currently researching the role of ethnic media consumption for the construction of ethnic identities. She has been examining the particular cases of the British Greek Cypriots in North London and is a doctoral student at the LSE. She has worked as a lecturer in Media and Communication and a journalist for 10 years, in Greece and Britain, for the BBC World Service. This essay is taken from her current research programme which is due for submission October 2000. Myria has completed her PhD.




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