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By SarahVictoria Rosemann (Wesleyan University) and Davin Rosenberg (University of California, Davis)



The following resource list is a companion piece to SEM Student News Volume 10, on the intersections of Diaspora and Music. It expands upon the newsletter's resource list to include a wider variety of publications within the fields of ethnomusicology and diaspora studies. In recent decades, diaspora studies have become increasingly expansive, coinciding with the broadening of the term's definition and application. While in the early twentieth century diaspora referred to dispersed populations in forced exile (frequently in reference to a limited number of group's experiences), in the 1990s the term's use grew immensely. Now diaspora commonly refers to the dispersion/displacement experiences of many different peoples—forced or voluntary, multiple- or single-generational, permanent or temporary—with a perceived homeland.

This resource list features literature that reflects the broad and varied theoretical approaches scholars have used in diaspora studies over the last thirty years. The first section is dedicated to music-centered works, while the second addresses diaspora in general. The categories represented are flexible and often overlap; however, we attempt to respect the authors definition of the diaspora they discuss. Please see the table of contents to conveniently navigate the varied sources.

This effort is by no means exhaustive and omissions are inevitable. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding publications that have been overlooked, are new, or forthcoming. We also welcome suggestions for online resources, communities, blogs, institutions, societies, and conference websites. Please direct all comments, questions, and suggested additions to semstudentnews@gmail.com.


Table of Contents

Part I: Music and Diaspora Publications

A. Theory
B. Diasporic Communities
     i. African Continent and Black Diasporas
     ii. Asian Continent Diasporas
          Subgroup: India
     iii. American Continent(s) Diasporas
     iv. Caribbean/Pacific Islands and Diasporas
          Subgroup: Trinidad
     v. European Continent Diasporas
     vi. Jewish Diaspora
     vii. Digital and Genre Diasporas

Part II: Diaspora Publications

A. Theory
B. Diasporic Communities
     i. African Continent and Black Diasporas
     ii. Asian Continent Diasporas
          Subgroup: India
     iii. American Continent(s) Diasporas
     iv. Caribbean Island Diasporas
     v. European Continent Diasporas
     vi. Jewish Diaspora
     vii. Digital Diasporas
     viii. Religious Diasporas
C. Diaspora and Interrelated Concepts
     i. Politics of Diasporas
     ii. Community and Identity in Diaspora
     iii. Migration and Globalization
     iv. (Trans)Nationalism



Part I: Music and Diaspora Publications

A. Theory

Corona, Ignacio, and Alejandro L. Madrid. 2007. Postnational Musical Identities: Cultural Production, Distribution, and Consumption in a Globalized Scenario. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Ethnomusicology Forum
16 (1). 2007. Special Issue: Musical Performance in the Diaspora.

Journal of Ethnic Migration Studies
32 (2). 2006. Special Issue: Music and Migration.

Lipsitz, George. 2001 “Diasporic Noise: History, Hip Hop, and the Post-colonial Politics of Sound.” In 
Popular Culture: Production and Consumption, edited by C. Lee Harrington and Denise D. Bielby, 180–200. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Monson, Ingrid T. 1999. “Riffs, Repetition, and Theories of Globalization.”
Ethnomusicology 43 (1): 31–65.

Öğüt, Evrim Hikmet. 2015. "Transit Migration: an Unnoticed Area in Ethnomusicology." Lidé města 17 (2): 269–282.

Ramnarine, Tina Karina. 2007. “Musical Performance in the Diaspora: Introduction.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 16 (1): 1–17.

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2006. “Music, Memory and History.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 15 (1): 17–37.

———. 2011. “Musical Communities: Rethinking the Collective in Music.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 64 (2): 349–90.

Slobin, Mark. 1992. “Micromusics of the West: A Comparative Approach.”
Ethnomusicology 36 (1): 1–87.

———. 1994. “Music in Diaspora: The View from Euro-America.” Diaspora 3 (3): 243–51.

———. 2012. "The Destiny of ‘Diaspora’ in Ethnomusicology." In The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction, edited by Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, and Richard Middleton, 96–106. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.

Stokes, Martin, ed. 1994.
Ethnicity, Identity and Music. Providence: Berg.

———. 2004. "Music and the Global Order." Annual Review of Anthropology 33:47–72.

Turino, Thomas, and James Lea, eds. 2004.
Identity and the Arts in Diaspora Communities. Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press.

Whiteley, Sheila, Andy Bennett, and Stan Hawkins, eds. 2004.
Music, Space and Place: Popular Music and Cultural Identity. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

B. Diasporic Communities

i. African Continent and Black Diasporas

Abrahams, Roger D. 2012. “Questions of Competency and Performance in the Black Musical Diaspora: Toward a Stylistic Analysis of the Idea of a Black Atlantic.” Black Music Research Journal 32 (2): 83–93.

Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2012. “Blackface in America and Africa: Popular Arts and Diaspora Consciousness in Cape Town and the Gold Coast.” In
Music, Performance and African Identities, edited by Toyin Falola and Tyler Fleming, 125–43. New York: Routledge.

Burns, James. 2010. “Rhythmic Archetypes in Instrumental Music from Africa and the Diaspora.”
Music Theory Online 16 (4).

Charters, Samuel. 2009.
A Language of Song: Journeys in the Musical World of the African Diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Gaines, Kevin. 2004. “Artistic Othering in Black Diaspora Musics: Preliminary Thoughts on Time, Culture, and Politics.” In
Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies, edited by Robert G. O’Meally, Brent Hayes Edwards, and Farah Jasmine Griffin, 204–23. New York: Columbia University Press.

Gray, John. 2018. Music of Sub-Saharan Africa: An International Bibliography and Resource Guide. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

Jackson, T. A. 2000. Jazz Performance as Ritual: The Blues Aesthetic and the African Diaspora.
The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective: 23–82.

Kyker, Jennifer W. 2013. “Listening in the Wilderness: The Audience Reception of Oliver Mtukudzi's Music in the Zimbabwean Diaspora.”
Ethnomusicology 57 (2): 261–85.

Landau, Carolyn. 2012. “Disseminating Music amongst Moroccans in Britain: Exploring the Value of Archival Sound Recordings for a Cultural Heritage Community in the Diaspora.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 21 (2): 259–77.

McMurray, David A. 2001. “Music, Migration, and the Nadori Diaspora.” In
In and Out of Morocco: Smuggling and Migration in a Frontier Boomtown, 98–109. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Monson, Ingrid T. 2000.
The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective. New York: Garland Publishing.

Muller, Carol A. 2006. “The New African Diaspora, the Built Environment and the Past in Jazz.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 15 (1): 63–86.

Ohadike, Don C. 2007.
Sacred Drums and Liberation: Religions and Music of Resistance in Africa and the Diaspora. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.

Racanelli, David. 2014. “Guitar Playing and Representation in the Changing Locations of New York City’s African Music Scene.”
Ethnomusicology 58 (2): 278–314.

Redmond, Shana L. 2013.
Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora. New York: NYU Press.

Ross, Larry. 2003.
African-American Jazz Musicians in the Diaspora. Lewiston, NY: E. Mellen Press.

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman, and Steven Kaplan, eds. 2006.
Diaspora 15 (2). Special Issue: Creating the Ethiopian Diaspora: Perspectives from Across the Disciplines.

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2006. “Ethiopian Musical Invention in Diaspora: A Tale of Three Musicians.”
Diaspora 15 (2): 303–20.

Shipley, Jesse Weaver. 2013.
Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Turino, Thomas. 2003. “Are We Global Yet? Globalist Discourse, Cultural Formations and the Study of Zimbabwean Popular Music.”
British Journal of Ethnomusicology 12 (2): 51–79.

Warden, Nolan. 2010. "Crossing Diaspora's Borders: Musical Roots Experiences and the Euro-American Presence in Afro-Cuban Music." African Music 8 (4): 101–9.

Winders, James A. 2006.
Paris Africain: Rhythms of the African Diaspora. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Weheliye, Alexander G. 2009. "My Volk to Come: Peoplehood in Recent Diaspora Discourse and Afro-German Popular Music." In 
Black Europe and the African Diaspora, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, Trica Danielle Keaton, and Stephen Small, 161–79. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.


ii. Asian Continent Diasporas

Asian Music 40 (1). 2009. Special Issue: Music and the Asian Diaspora.

Cannon, Alexander M. 2012. “Virtually Audible in Diaspora: The Transnational Negotiation of Vietnamese Traditional Music.”
Journal of Vietnamese Studies 7 (3): 122–56.

Cunningham, Stuart, and John Sinclair, eds. 2001.
Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Diehl, Keila. 2002.
Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Harris, Rachel. 2012. “Tracks: Temporal Shifts and Transnational Networks of Sentiment in Uyghur Song.”
Ethnomusicology 56 (3): 450–75.

Jung, Eun-Young. 2014. “Transnational Migrations and YouTube Sensations: Korean Americans, Popular Music, and Social Media.”
Ethnomusicology 58 (1): 54–82.

Kwon, Donna Lee. 2001. “The Roots and Routes of Pungmul in the United States.” Translated by Kim Hyŏn-chŏng.
Music and Culture (Korean Society for World Music) 5: 39–65.

Murthy, Dhiraj. 2007. Communicative Flows between the Diaspora and ‘Homeland’ The Case of Asian Electronic Music in Delhi.
Journal of Creative Communications 2 (1–2): 143–61.

Olson, Dale Alan. 2004.
The Chrysanthemum and the Song: Music, Memory, and Identity in the South American Japanese Diaspora. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Post, Jennifer C. 2007. “‘I Take My “Dombra” and Sing to Remember My Homeland’: Identity, Landscape and Music in Kazakh Communities of Western Mongolia.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 16 (1): 45–69.

Um, Hae-kyung, ed. 2005.
Diasporas and Interculturalism in Asian Performing Arts: Translating Traditions. London and New York: Routledge Curzon.

———. 2000. “Listening Patterns and Identity of the Korean Diaspora in the Former USSR.” British Journal of Ethnomusicology 9 (2): 121–42.

Zheng, Su. 2010.
Claiming Diaspora: Music, Transnationalism, and Cultural Politics in Asian/Chinese America. New York: Oxford University Press.

Subgroup: India

Chaudhuri, Shubha, and Anthony Seeger, eds. 2007. Remembered Rhythms: Essays on Diaspora and the Music of India. London: Seagull Books.

Diethrich, Gregory Michael. 1999. “Desi Music Vibes: The Performance of Indian Youth Culture in Chicago.”
Asian Music 31 (1): 35–61.

Gopinath, Gayatri. 1995. “‘Bombay, UK, Yuba City’: Bhangra Music and the Engendering of Diaspora.”
Diaspora 4 (3): 303–23.

Johnson, Henry. 2007. "‘Happy Diwali!’ Performance, Multicultural Soundscapes and Intervention in Aotearoa/New Zealand."
Ethnomusicology Forum 16 (1): 71–94.

Manuel, Peter. 2000.
East Indian Music in the West Indies: Tān-singing, Chutney, and the Making of Indo-Caribbean Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Ramnarine, Tina Karina. 1996. “‘Indian’ Music in the Diaspora: Case Studies of ‘Chutney’ in Trinidad and in London.”
British Journal of Ethnomusicology 5 (1): 133–53.

Tewari, Laxmi G. 2011.
Music of the Indian Diaspora in Trinidad. Coconut Creek, FL: Caribbean Studies Press.


iii. American Continent(s) Diasporas

Aparicio, Frances R., and Jaquez, Candida F. 2003. Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan.

Avant-Mier, Roberto. 2010.
Rock the Nation: Latin/o Identities and the Latin Rock Diaspora. London and New York: Continuum.

Bilby, Kenneth. 1999. “‘Roots Explosion’: Indigenization and Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Surinamese Popular Music.”
Ethnomusicology 43 (2): 256–96.

Feldman, Heidi Carolyn. 2005. “The Black Pacific: Cuban and Brazilian Echoes in the Afro-Peruvian Revival.”
Ethnomusicology 49 (2): 206–31.

León, Javier F. 2007. “The ‘Danza de las Cañas': Music, Theatre and Afroperuvian Modernity.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 16 (1): 127–55.

Limón, José E. 1994.
Dancing with the Devil: Society and Cultural Poetics in Mexican-American South Texas. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Lornell, Kip. 2012. “The Hispanic American Diaspora.” In
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States, 251–80. 3rd ed. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press.

Madrid, Alejandro L. 2011.
Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border. New York: Oxford University Press.

Miller, Kiri. 2008.
Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Pacini Hernandez, Deborah. 2010.
Oye como va: Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Ragland, Cathy. 2003. “Mexican Deejays and The Transnational Space of Youth Dances in New York and New Jersey.”
Ethnomusicology 47 (3): 338–54.

Rivera, Raquel Z. 2012. “New York Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Dominican Roots Music: Liberation Mythologies and Overlapping Diasporas.”
Black Music Research Journal 32 (2): 3–24.

Rommen, Timothy. 2011.
Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rosenberg, Davin J. 2013. “Phoenix Flamenco: Diasporic Dimensions of Performance, Instruction and Tradition.” Master’s thesis, Northern Arizona University.

Simonett, H. 2001.
Banda: Mexican Musical Life Across Borders. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Solis, Ted. 2005. “‘You Shake Your Hips Too Much’: Diasporic Values and Hawai’i Puerto Rican Dance Culture.”
Ethnomusicology 49 (1): 75–119.

Sturman, Janet. 1997. "Movement Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Identity: Retentions, Borrowings, and Transformations in Native American Waila."
The World of Music 39 (3): 51–69.


iv. Caribbean/Pacific Islands and Diasporas

Allen, Ray, and Lois Wilcken, eds. 1998. Island Sounds in the Global City: Caribbean Popular Music and Identity in New York. New York: New York Folklore Society and Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College.

Chin, Timothy. 2006. “Notes on Reggae Music, Diaspora Aesthetics, and Chinese Jamaican Transmigrancy: The Case of VP Records.”
Social and Economic Studies 55 (1): 92–114.

Daniel, Yvonne. 2011.
Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Dave, Nomi. 2014. “The Politics of Silence: Music, Violence and Protest in Guinea.”
Ethnomusicology 58 (1): 1–29.

Daynes, Sarah. 2010.
Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Flores, Juan. 2009.
The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning. New York: Routledge.

Gonzalves, Theodore. 2010.
The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Gray, John. 2014. Afro-Brazilian Music: A Bibliographic Guide. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

———. 2012. Afro-Cuban Music: A Bibliographic Guide. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

———. 2013. Baila!: A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics, from Mambo to Salsa. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

———. 2015. Carnival, Calypso and Steel Pan: A Bibliographic Guide to Popular Music of the English-speaking Caribbean and its Diaspora. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

———. 2010. From Vodou to Zouk: A Bibliographic Guide to Music of the French-speaking Caribbean and its Diaspora. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

———. 2011. Jamaican Popular Music, from Mento to Dancehall Reggae: A Bibliographic Guide. Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press.

Ho, Christine G. T., and Keith Nurse, eds. 2005.
Globalization, Diaspora and Caribbean Popular Culture. Kingston and Miami: Ian Randle.

Hutchinson, Sydney. 2006. “Merengue Típico in Santiago and New York: Transnational Regionalism in a Neo-Traditional Dominican Music.”
Ethnomusicology 50 (1): 37–72.

Jong, Nanette de. 2003. “Forgotten Histories and (Mis)Remembered Cultures: The
Comback Party of Curaçao.” British Journal of Ethnomusicology 12 (2): 35–50.

Manuel, Peter. 2000. “The Construction of a Diasporic Tradition: Indo-Caribbean ‘Local Classical Music.’”
Ethnomusicology 44 (1): 97–119.

McAlister, Elizabeth A. 2012. “Listening for Geographies: Music as Sonic Compass Pointing Toward African and Christian Diasporic Horizons in the Caribbean.”
Black Music Research Journal 32 (2): 25–50.

———. 2002. Rara!: Vodou, Power, and Performance in Haiti and its Diaspora. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Moore, Robin D. 2010.
Music in the Hispanic Caribbean: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ramnarine, Tina Karina. 2007.
Beautiful Cosmos: Performance and Belonging in the Caribbean Diaspora. London: Pluto Press.

Subgroup: Trinidad

Diethrich, Gregory Michael. 2004. “Living in Both Sides of the World: Music, Diaspora, and Nation in Trinidad.” PhD diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Guilbault, Jocelyne. 2005. “Audible Entanglements: Nation and Diasporas in Trinidad’s Calypso Music Scene.” Small Axe 9 (1): 40–63.

Myers, Helen. 1998. Music of Hindu Trinidad: Songs from the India Diaspora. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ramnarine, Tina Karina. 2004. “Music in the Diaspora Imagination and the Performance of Cultural (Dis)placement in Trinidad.” In Island Musics, edited by K. Dawe, 153–70. Oxford: Berg.


v. European Continent Diasporas

Alajaji, Sylvia A. 2013. “Exilic Becomings: Post-Genocide Armenian Music in Lebanon.” Ethnomusicology 57 (2): 236–60.

Collins, Tim. 2010. "'Tis Like They Never Left: Locating 'Home' in the Music of Sliabh Aughty's Diaspora." Journal of the Society for American Music 4 (4): 491–508.

Cooper, David. 2009.
The Musical Traditions of Northern Ireland and its Diaspora: Community and Conflict. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Levi, E., and F. Scheding, eds. 2010.
Music and Displacement: Diasporas, Mobilities, and Dislocations in Europe and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Reuer, Bruno B., ed. 1999.
New Countries, Old Sounds? Cultural Identity and Social Change in Southeastern Europe. Munich: Verlag Südostdeutsches Kulturwerk.

Silverman, Carol. 2012.
Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Spencer, Scott. 2010. “Wheels of the World: How Recordings of Irish Traditional Music Bridged the Gap between Homeland and Diaspora.”
Journal of the Society for American Music 4 (4): 437–49.

Sugarman, Jane. 1999. “Imagining the Homeland: Poetry, Songs, and the Discourses of Albanian Nationalism.”
Ethnomusicology 43 (3): 419–58.

Wrazen, Louise. 2007. “Relocating the Tatras: Place and Music in Górale Identity and Imagination.”
Ethnomusicology 51 (2): 185–204.


vi. Jewish Diaspora

Breyley, Gay. 2007. “Diasporic Transpositions: Indigenous and Jewish Performances of Mourning in 20th-Century Australia.” Ethnomusicology Forum 16 (1): 95–126.

Cohen, Brigid Maureen. 2012.
Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-garde Diaspora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kartomi, Margaret. 2004. “Tracing Jewish-Babylonian Trade Routes and Identity through Music, with Reference to Seven Versions of a Song of Praise Melody.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 13 (1): 75–100.

Manasseh, Sara. 2004. “Religious Music Traditions of the Jewish-Babylonian Diaspora in Bombay.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 13 (1): 47–73.

Randhofer, Regina. 2004. “By the Rivers of Babylon: Echoes of the Babylonian Past in the Musical Heritage of the Iraqi Jewish Diaspora.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 13 (1): 21–45.

Slobin, Mark. 2001.
Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World. New York: Oxford University Press.

Utz, Christian. 2004. “Cultural Accommodation and Exchange in the Refugee Experience: A German-Jewish Musician in Shanghai.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 13 (1): 119–51.

Yatin, Tang. 2004. “Reconstructing the Vanished Musical Life of the Shanghai Jewish Diaspora: A Report.”
Ethnomusicology Forum 13 (1): 101–18.


vii. Digital and Genre Diasporas

Ignacio, Emily Noelle. 2004. Building Diaspora: Filipino Community Formation on the Internet. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

McCoy, Narelle. 2014. “The Rise of the Celtic Cyber-diaspora: The Influence of the ‘New Age’ on Internet Pagan Communities and the Dissemination of ‘Celtic’ Music.” In
Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music, edited by Donna Weston and Andy Bennett, 176–88. New York: Routledge.

Pinard, Andre, and Sean Jacobs. 2006. “Building a Virtual Diaspora: Hip-Hop in Cyberspace.” In
Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture, edited by Michael D. Ayers, 83–106. New York: Peter Lang.

Sullivan, Paul. 2014.
Remixology: Tracing the Dub Diaspora. London: Reaktion Books.


Part II: Diaspora Publications

A. Theory 

Abrahams, Roger D. 2011. “Diasporas.” In Everyday Life: A Poetics of Vernacular Practices, 238–60. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Ages, Arnold. 1973. The Diaspora Dimension. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.

Anthias, Floya. 1998. “Evaluating ‘Diaspora’: Beyond Ethnicity?” 
Sociology 32 (3): 557–80.

Bhabha, Homi. 1992. “The World and the Home.” 
Social Text 10 (2–3): 141–53.

Banerjee, Sukanya, Aims McGuinness, and Steven C. McKay, eds. 2012. 
New Routes for Diaspora Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Baumann, Martin. 2000. “Diaspora: Genealogies of Semantics and Transcultural Comparison.” 
Numen 47 (3): 313–37.

Braziel, Jana Evans, and Anita Mannur, eds. 2003. 
Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Braziel, Jana Evans. 2008. 
Diaspora: An Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Brubaker, Rogers. 2005. “The ‘Diaspora’ Diaspora.” 
Ethnic and Racial Studies 28 (1): 1–19.

Butler, Kim. 2001. “Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse.” 
Diaspora 10 (2): 189–219.

Chariandy, David. 2006. “Postcolonial Diasporas.” 
Postcolonial Text 2 (1). http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/440/159

Clifford, James. 1994. “Diasporas.” 
Cultural Anthropology 9 (3): 302–38.

Cohen, Abner. 1971. “Cultural Strategies in the Organization of Trading Diasporas.” In 
The Development of Indigenous Trade and Markets in West Africa, edited by Claude Meillassoux, 266–81. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cohen, Robin. 2008. 
Global Diasporas: An Introduction. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.

Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 
1–18. [1999] 2009. University of Toronto Press.

Dirlik, Arif. 2002. “Bringing History Back In: Of Diasporas, Hybridities, Places, and Histories.” In 
Beyond Dichotomies: Histories, Identities, and the Challenge of Globalization, edited by Elisabeth Mudime-Boyi, 93–128. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Dubnow, Simon. 1931. “Diaspora.” 
Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 5, 126–30. New York: MacMillan Co.

Dufoix, Stéphane. 2008. 
Diasporas. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Harutyunyan, Anna. 2012. “Challenging the Theory of Diaspora from the Field.” 
Working Papers des Sonderforschungsbereiches 640 (1).

Hesse, Barnor. 2000. 
Un/settled Multiculturalisms: Diasporas, Entanglements, Transruptions. London: Zed Books.

Kenny, Kevin. 2013. 
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.

Levy, Andre, and Alex Weingrod, eds. 2005. 
Homelands and Diasporas: Holy Lands and Other Places. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Metz, Bella, and Paul M. Levitt. 1978. “Diaspora.” 
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 3 (1): 68–80.

Mishra, Sudesh. 2006. 
Diaspora Criticism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Safran, William. 1991. “Diasporas in Modern Societies: Myths of Homeland and Return.” 
Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 1 (1): 83–99.

Smith, Hazel, and Paul Stares, eds. 2007. 
Diasporas in Conflict: Peace-makers and Peace-wreckers. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Social Text
 98. 2009. Special Issue on Diaspora and the Localities of Race.

Tölölyan, K. 2007. ‘The contemporary discourse of diaspora studies’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 27 (3): 647–55.

Tsuda, Takeyuki, ed. 2009. 
Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migration in Comparative Perspective. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Van Hear, Nicholas. 2005. 
New Diasporas: The Mass Exodus, Dispersal and Regrouping of Migrant Communities. London: Taylor & Francis.


B. Diasporic Communities

i. African Continent and Black Diasporas

African Studies Review 43 (1). 2000. Special Issue on the Diaspora.

Falola, Toyin, and Matt D. Childs, eds. 2004.
The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Falola, Toyin. 2013.
The African Diaspora: Slavery, Modernity, and Globalization. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Gilroy, Paul. 1993.
The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

———. 1987. “There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack.” In The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gordon, Edmund T. 1998.
Disparate Diasporas: Identity and Politics in an African-Nicaraguan Community. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Guridy, Frank Andre. 2010. Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Hanchard, Michael. 2001. “Afro-modernity: Temporality, Politics, and the African Diaspora.” In
Alternative Modernities, edited by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, 272–98. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Harris, Joseph E. 1971.
The African Presence in Asia: Consequences of the East African Slave Trade. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

———., ed. 1993. Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Howard University Press.

Hine, Darlene Clark, Trica Danielle Keaton, and Stephen Small, eds. 2009.
Black Europe and the African Diaspora. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Honeck, Mischa, Martin Klimke, and Anne Kuhlmann, eds. 2012.
Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 2015-1914. New York: Berghahn Books.

Konadu, Kwasi. 2010.
The Akan Diaspora in the Americas. New York: Oxford University Press.

Manning, Patrick. 2009.
The African Diaspora: A History Through Culture. New York: Columbia University Press.

McGregor, JoAnn, and Ranka Primorac, eds. 2010.
Zimbabwe’s New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival. New York: Berghahn Books.

Okpewho, Isidore, Carole Boyce Davies, and Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, eds. 1999.
The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Segal, Ronald. 1995.
The Black Diaspora. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Shepperson, George. 1966. “The African Diaspora—or the African Abroad.”
African Forum 2:76–93.

Tshimanga, Charles, Didier Gondola, and Peter J. Bloom, eds. 2009.
Frenchness and the African Diaspora: Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Wilson, Ivy G., and Ayo A. Coly. 2007. “Black Is the Color of the Cosmos or ‘Callaloo’ and the Cultures of the Diaspora Now.”
Callaloo 30 (2): 415–9.

Yelvington, Kevin A. ed. 2006.
Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora. Sante Fe: School of American Research Press.


ii. Asian Continent Diasporas

Abdelhady, Dalia. 2011. The Lebanese Diaspora: The Arab Immigrant Experience in Montreal, New York, and Paris. New York: NYU Press.

Brown, Judith M. 2006.
Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Goh, Robbie B. H., and Shawn Wong, eds. 2004.
Asian Diasporas: Cultures, Identity, Representation. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Gopinath, Gayatri.
Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2005.

Pfeifer, Mark Edward, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang, eds. 2012.
Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Van der Veer, Peter, ed. 1995.
Nation and Migration: The Politics of Space in the South Asian Diaspora. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Subgroup: India

Ghosh, Amitav. 1989. “The Diaspora in Indian Culture.” Public Culture 2 (1): 73–8.

Lal, Brij V., Peter Reeves, and Rajesh Rai. 2006.
The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Mishra, Vijay. 1996. “The Diasporic Imaginary: Theorizing the Indian Diaspora.”
Textual Practice 10 (3): 421–47.

, Gijsbert, ed. 2007. 
Global Indian Diasporas: Exploring Trajectories of Migration and Theory. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

iii. American Continent(s) Diasporas

Rodriguez, Marc Simon. 2011. The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Saldívar, José David. 1997.
Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press.


iv. Caribbean Island Diasporas

Cohen, Robin. 1992. “A Diaspora of a Diaspora? The Case of the Caribbean.” Social Science Information 31 (1): 193–203.

Hall, Stuart. 1996. "Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation." In Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader, edited by Houston A. Baker, Jr., Manthia Diawara, and Ruth H. Lindeborg, 210–22. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Harney, Stefano. 1996. Nationalism and Identity: Culture and the Imagination in a Caribbean Diaspora. London: Zed Books.

v. European Continent Diasporas

Basu, Paul. 2007. Highland Homecomings: Genealogy and Heritage Tourism in the Scottish Diaspora. New York: Routledge.

Dekmejian, R. Hrair. 1997. “The Armenian Diaspora.” In The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, vol. 2, edited by Richard D. Hovannisian, 413–43. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Gabaccia, Donna. 2000. Italy’s Many Diasporas. London: UCL Press.

Griffiths, David J. 2002.
Somali and Kurdish Refugees in London: New Identities in the Diaspora. Aldershot: Ashgate.

vi. Jewish Diaspora

Aviv, Caryn, and David Shneer. 2005. New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora. New York: New York University Press.

Canefe, Nergis, and William Safran, eds. 2011. The Jewish Diaspora as a Paradigm: Politics, Religion and Belonging. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen.

Gold, Steven J. 2002. The Israeli Diaspora. London: Routledge.

Mendelson-Maoz, Adia. 2013. “Diaspora and Homeland—Israel and Africa in Beta Israel’s Hebrew Literature and Culture.”
Research in African Literatures 44 (4): 35–50.

Sachar, Howard M. 1985.
Diaspora: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Jewish World. New York: Harper & Row.

vii. Digital Diasporas

Alonso, Andoni, and Pedro J. Oiarzabal, eds. 2010. Diasporas in the New Media Age. Reno: University of Nevada Press.

Brinkerhoff, Jennifer. 2012. Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Everett, Anna. 2009. Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace. Albany: SUNY Press.

Ignacia, Emily Noelle. 2004.
Building Diaspora: Filipino Cultural Community Formation on the Internet. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Karim, Karim H., ed. 2003.
The Media of Diaspora: Mapping the Globe. London: Routledge.

Trandafoiu, Ruxandra. 2013.
Diaspora Online: Identity Politics and Romanian Migrants. New York: Berghahn Books.

viii. Religious Diasporas

Coward, Harold, John Hinnells, and Raymond Brady Williams, eds. 2000. The South Asian Religious Diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Hinnells, John R. 2005.
The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, Paul Christopher. 2007.
Diaspora Conversion: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Parekh, Bikhu. 1994. “Some Reflections on the Hindu Diaspora.”
New Community 20 (4): 603–20.

Rukmani, T. S., ed. 2001.
Hindu Diaspora: Global Perspectives. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.



C. Diaspora and Interrelated Concepts

i. Politics of Diasporas

Armstrong, John A. 1976. “Mobilized and Proletarian Diasporas.” The American Political Science Review 20 (2): 393–408.

Kapur, Devesh. 2010. Diaspora, Development, and Democracy. Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Sheffer, Gabriel. 2003. Diaspora Politics: At Home Abroad. New York: Cambridge University Press.

———. 1993. “Ethnic Diasporas: A Threat to Their Hosts?” In International Migration and Security, edited by Joseph Harris, 46–53. Washington: Howard University Press.

———, ed. 1986. Modern Diasporas in International Politics. London: Croom Helm.



ii. Community and Identity in Diaspora

Agnew, Vijay, ed. 2005. Diaspora, Memory, and Identity: A Search for Home. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Anderson, Benedict. [1983] 2006.
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso.

Boyarin, Daniel, and Jonathan Boyarin. 1993. “Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Identity.”
Critical Inquiry 19 (4): 693–725.

Brah, Avtar. 1996.
Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities. London and New York: Routledge.

Bridge, Carl, and Kent Fedorowich, eds. 2003.
The British World: Diaspora, Culture and Identity. London: Frank Cass.

Cohen, Anthony P. 1985.
The Symbolic Construction of Community. London and New York: Tavistock Publications.

Cohen, Robin. 1994.
Frontiers of Identity: The British and the Others. London: Longman.

Flynn, Donna K. 1997. “‘We Are the Border’: Identity, Exchange, and the State Along the Bénin‐Nigeria Norder.”
American Ethnologist 24 (2): 311–30.

Hall, Stuart, and Paul du Gay, eds. 1996.
Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage Publications.

Hall, Stuart. 2003. "Creolization, Diaspora, and Hybridity in the Context of Globalization." In
Créolité and Creolization: Documenta 11Platform3, edited by Okwui Enwezor et al., 185–98. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz.

———. [1990] 2003. “Cultural Identity and Diaspora.” In Identity: Community, Culture, Difference, edited by Jonathan Rutherford, 222–37. 2nd ed. London: Lawrence & Wishart.

———. 1991. “Ethnicity, Identity, and Difference.” Radical America 23 (4): 9–20.

———. 1995. “Negotiating Caribbean Identities.” New Left Review 209:3–14.

Knott, Kim, and Seán McLoughlin, eds. 2010.
Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, and Identities. New York: Zed Books.

Marotta, Vince P. 2008. “The Hybrid Self and the Ambivalence of Boundaries.”
Social Identities 14 (3): 295–312.



iii. Migration and Globalization

Albrow, Martin. 1996. The Global Age. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Amrith, Sunil S. 2010.
Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Appadurai, Arjun. 1996.
Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Brown, Judith M. 2006.
Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Castles, Stephen, and Alastair Davidson. 2000.
Citizenship and Migration: Globalization and the Politics of Belonging. New York: Routledge.

Castles, Stephen, and Mark J, Miller. 2009.
The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. 4th ed. London: Guildford Press.

Clifford, James. 1997.
Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Cohen, Robin, and Paul Kennedy. 2007.
Global Sociology. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Cohen, Robin, ed. 1995.
The Cambridge Survey of World Migration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

———. 2007. “Creolization and Cultural Globalization: The Soft Sounds of Fugitive Power.” Globalizations 4 (3): 1–16.

Condon, Stephanie A., and Philip E. Ogden. 1996. “Questions of Emigration, Circulation and Return: Mobility Between the French Caribbean and France.”
International Journal of Population Geography 2:35–50.

Gitelman, Zvi. 1998. “The Decline of the Diaspora Jewish Nation: Boundaries, Content, and Jewish Identity.”
Jewish Social Studies, New Series 4 (2): 112–32.

Gomez, Michael. 2005.
Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hoerder, Dirk, and Leslie Page Moch, eds. 1995.
European Migrants: Global and Local Perspectives. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Kenny, Kevin. 2003. “Diaspora and Comparison: The Global Irish as a Case Study.”
Journal of American History 90 (1): 134–62.

King, Anthony D. [1991] 1997.
Culture, Globalization and the World-System: Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

King, Russell, ed. 2007.
Atlas of World Migration. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books.

Koser, Khalid. 2007.
International Migration: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Laguerre, Michel S. 2006.
Diaspora, Politics, and Globalization. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lie, John. 1995. “From International Migration to Transnational Diaspora.”
Contemporary Sociology 24 (4): 303–6.

Manning, Patrick. 2005.
Migration in World History. New York: Routledge.

Schiller, Nina Glick, Linda Basch, and Cristina Szanton Blanc. 1995. “From Immigrant to Transmigrant: Theorizing Transnational Migration.”
Anthropological Quarterly 68 (1): 48–63.


iv. (Trans)Nationalism

Anderson, Benedict. 2006. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Rev. ed. London and New York: Verso.

Cohen, Robin. 1996. “Diasporas and the Nation-state: From Victims to Challengers.”
International Affairs 72 (3): 507–20.

Faist, Thomas, and Rainer Bauböck. 2010.
Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories and Methods. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Gal, Allon, Athena S. Leoussi, and Anthony David Smith, eds. 2010.
The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present. Amsterdam: Brill.

Gellner, Ernest. 2006.
Nations and Nationalism. 2nd ed. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

Georgiou, Myria. 2006.
Diaspora, Identity and the Media: Diasporic Transnationalism and Mediated Spatialities. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Helmrich, Stefan. 1992. “Kinship, Nation and Paul Gilroy’s Concept of Diaspora.”
Diaspora 2 (2): 243–9.

Pinto, Samantha. 2013.
Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic. New York: NYU Press.

Quayson, Ato, ed. 2013.
A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Ramírez, Catharine S. 2009.
The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Schiller, Nina Glick, Linda Basch, and Cristina Szanton Blanc. 1995. “From Immigrant to Transmigrant: Theorizing Transnational Migration.
Anthropological Quarterly 68 (1): 48–63.

Tölölyan, Khachig. 2010. “Beyond the Homeland: From Exilic Nationalism to Diasporic Transnationalism.” In
The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present, edited by Allon Gal, Athena S. Leoussi, and Anthony David Smith, 27–46. Amsterdam: Brill.

———. 1996. “Rethinking Diaspora(s): Stateless Power in the Transnational Moment.” Diaspora 5 (1): 3–36.

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