Solid, ductile and liquid : the changing role of homeland and home in diaspora
Cohen, Robin, 1944- (2007) Solid, ductile and liquid : the changing role of homeland and home in diaspora. Working Paper. Oxford : Queen Elizabeth House. QEH Working Papers (156).Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www3.qeh.ox.ac.uk/pdf/qehwp/qehwps156.pdf
Does diaspora imply a homeland? For a number of scholars who pioneered the growth of diasporic studies in the 1990s this was the sine qua non of the concept.
Under the weight of social constructionist critics, who sought to deconstruct the foundational ideas of homeland and community, more complex and vaguer ideas of homeland and home emerged. These are characterized here as ‘solid’, ‘ductile’ and ‘liquid’, on a diminishing scale from historical reality to postmodern virtuality. I show that all three versions of home/homeland have some historical and empirical support, though resist pure social constructivism. There is also some evidence that solid notions homeland are gaining increasing attention.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Emigration and immigration, Emigration and immigration -- Sociological aspects, Globalization -- Sociological aspects, Communities, Collective memory, Group identity|
|Series Name:||QEH Working Papers|
|Publisher:||Queen Elizabeth House|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Version or Related Resource:||This Working Paper first given at a Conference on Dispersione, “globalizzazione” e costruzione dell’alterità: diaspore e migrazioni nel bacino del Mediterraneo ed oltre (XIX –XX secc.), Laboratorio di ricerche mediterranee di Marsala, Sicily, 19–21 September 2007.|
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