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... NY 13904-1580 USA. Tracking a Diaspora: Émigrés from Russia and Eastern
Europe in the Repositories has been co-published simultaneously as Slavic &
East European Information ResourcesTM, Volume 7, Numbers 2/3 2006.
Indexing ...

Author: Anatol Shmelev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136446832

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Discover collections unused by other scholars! Russian immigrants are one of the least studied of all the Slavic peoples because of meager collections development. Tracking a Diaspora: Émigrés from Russia and Eastern Europe in the Repositories offers librarians and archivists an abundance of fresh information describing previously unrealized and little-used archival collections on Russian émigrés. Some of these resources have been only recently acquired or opened to the public, providing rich new avenues of research for scholars and historians. This unique source provides access to greater breadth and depth of knowledge of Russian and Eastern European immigrants, their backgrounds, and their experiences coming to the United States. Tracking a Diaspora is not only a helpful new resource to specialists but also serves as an introduction to archival research for amateur genealogists and scholars. Chapters comprehensively describe a single repository, thorough descriptions of a single collection, or offer thematic overviews, such as the theme of German emigration from Russia. The text includes detailed notes, references, figures and tables, and photographs. Tracking a Diaspora describes largely unknown collections, including: a major group of archival collections that reveals more on these immigrants and their assimilation problems the holdings of the museum, libraries, and archives of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in upstate New York the archives of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia the archives and Lembich library at The Tolstoy Foundation, Inc., New York the Archives of the Orthodox Church in America the manuscript collections at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) materials on the immigrants who settled in the Midwest six archival collections acquired by the State Archive of the Russian Federation the André Savine collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and more! Tracking a Diaspora is of great interest to librarians, archivists, specialists in Russian history, and specialists in ethnic and immigration history.
2012-11-12 By Anatol Shmelev

Students and parents, for their part, believe that if a student is placed in a high
track, it automatically means the student is ... between tracking
andsocioeconomicclasssuchthatstudentsplacedinlowtracksaretypically children
of unskilled laborers ...

Author: Jo Anne Kleifgen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847691330

Category: Education

Page: 295

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This book takes a fresh look at subordinated vernacular languages in the context of African, Caribbean, and US educational landscapes, highlighting the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism for speakers of these languages. Chapters describe contravening movements toward various forms of linguistic diversity and offer a comprehensive approach to language awareness in educative settings.

Mobility, Diaspora, and the Politics of Location Ginette Verstraete. PrefaCe This
book is about Europe and the importance of real and virtual mobility in the
European imaginary. After the introduction of the key questions and concerns,
chapter 1 ...

Author: Ginette Verstraete

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822391364

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Tracking Europe is a bold interdisciplinary critique of claims regarding the free movement of goods, people, services, and capital throughout Europe. Ginette Verstraete interrogates European discourses on unlimited movement for everyone and a utopian unity-in-diversity in light of contemporary social practices, cultural theories, historical texts, media representations, and critical art projects. Arguing against the persistent myth of borderless travel, Verstraete shows the discourses on Europe to be caught in an irresolvable contradiction on a conceptual level and in deeply unsettling asymmetries on a performative level. She asks why the age-old notion of Europe as a borderless space of mobility goes hand-in-hand with the at times violent containment and displacement of people. In demystifying the old and new Europe across a multiplicity of texts, images, media, and cultural practices in various times and locations, Verstraete lays bare a territorial persistence in the European imaginary, one which has been differently tied up with the politics of inclusion and exclusion. Tracking Europe moves from policy papers, cultural tourism, and migration to philosophies of cosmopolitanism, nineteenth-century travel guides, electronic surveillance at the border, virtual pilgrimages to Spain, and artistic interventions in the Balkan region. It is a sustained attempt to situate current developments in Europe within a complex matrix of tourism, migration, and border control, as well as history, poststructuralist theory, and critical media and art projects.
2010-02-17 By Ginette Verstraete

Violence, Representation, and the Formation of a Sikh "Diaspora" Brian Keith
Axel ... Tracking the diaspora , this historical anthropology moves back and forth
between " individuals " and " abstractions , " just as it does between formations of

Author: Brian Keith Axel

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822326159

Category: History

Page: 297

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A theoretical account of the formation of Sikh diaspora and Sikh nationalism, arguing that the diaspora, rather than originating from the nation, has a major role in the nation’s creation.

Tracking becomes the object of her reflections: “Why this white man track me
down like he owned me, like a bloodhound on my trail,” and later, “crazy white
man, tracking me all cross the country like he owned me” (225, emphasis added).

Author: Mae G. Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199375202

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The oral tradition has always played an important role in African American literature, ranging from works such as Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God to Toni Morrison's Beloved. These and countless other novels affirm the power of sonance and sound in the African American literary canon. Considering the wide swath of work in this powerful lineage -- in addition to its shared heritage with performance -- Mae G. Henderson deploys her trope of "speaking in tongues" to theorize the preeminence of voice and narration in black women's literary performance through her reconstruction of a fundamentally spiritual practice as a critical concept for reading black women's writing dialogically and intertextually. The first half of the book is devoted to influential works of fiction, as Henderson offers a series of spirited, attentive readings of works by Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones, and Nella Larsen. The second half shifts gears to consider the world of female African American performance, most notably in the figures of Josephine Baker and the video dancer. Drawing on the trope of "dancing diaspora," Henderson proposes a model of theorizing based on "performing testimony" and "critical witnessing." Throughout the book, Henderson draws on a history of black women not only in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, but also within the traditions of classical, Christian, African, and black diasporic spirituality and performance. Ultimately, Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora provides a deeply felt reflection on race and gender and their effects within the discourses of speaker/listener and audience/performer.
2014-05-07 By Mae G. Henderson

binary in defining the aporia that is roots, as the following passage, already
quoted in the introduction, attests: The writing of the origin, the writing that
retraces the origin, tracking down the signs of its disappearance, the lost writing
of the origin.

Author: Jarrod Hayes

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity
2016-08-11 By Jarrod Hayes

Like a true management consultant Sridar articulates that in order to raise the
quantum of Diaspora giving , US - based Indian NGOs will need to “ do things
collectively – achieve goals collectively ” . That is also what constitutes his
strategic ...

Author: Priya Viswanath


ISBN: UOM:39015070113736

Category: Charities

Page: 244

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2003 By Priya Viswanath

Diaspora was providing an answer. ... All of this was familiar to Randy and Ellen,
who had been tracking the project for months. Moving ... Diaspora did not intend
to block its users from sharing with commercial operators if they chose to do so.

Author: Jim Dwyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698176300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Can Facebook be trusted with your data? Years ahead of their time, Diaspora tried to do better. This is their David-versus-Goliath effort to build a revolutionary social network that would give us back control of our privacy. In June of 2010, four nerdy NYU undergrads moved to Silicon Valley to save the world from Facebook. Their idea was simple—to build a social network that would allow users to control the information they shared about themselves instead of surrendering it to big business. Their project was called Diaspora, and just weeks after launching it on Kickstarter, the idealistic twenty-year-olds had raised $200,000 from donors around the world. Profiled in the New York Times, wooed by venture capitalists, and cheered on by the elite of the digital community, they were poised to revolutionize the Internet and remap the lines of power in our digital society—until things fell apart, with tragic results. The story of Diaspora reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to today’s urgent debates over the future of the Internet. In this heartbreaking yet hopeful account, drawn from extensive interviews with the Diaspora Four and other key figures, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jim Dwyer tells a riveting tale of four ambitious and naive young men who dared to challenge the status quo.
2014-10-16 By Jim Dwyer

Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature explores the place of Africa in
the writings and arguments of black diasporic writers and thinkers. Tracking
literary representations of Africa by African-American, African, and black British
writers ...

Author: Yogita Goyal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139486712

Category: Literary Criticism


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Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature offers a rich, interdisciplinary treatment of modern black literature and cultural history, showing how debates over Africa in the works of major black writers generated productive models for imagining political agency. Yogita Goyal analyzes the tensions between romance and realism in the literature of the African diaspora, examining a remarkably diverse group of twentieth-century authors, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Chinua Achebe, Richard Wright, Ama Ata Aidoo and Caryl Phillips. Shifting the center of black diaspora studies by considering Africa as constitutive of black modernity rather than its forgotten past, Goyal argues that it is through the figure of romance that the possibility of diaspora is imagined across time and space. Drawing on literature, political history and postcolonial theory, this significant addition to the cross-cultural study of literatures will be of interest to scholars of African American studies, African studies and American literary studies.
2010-04-22 By Yogita Goyal

A polythetic field would seem most conducive to tracking (rather than policing)
the contemporary range of diasporic forms. Diaspora's Borders A different
approach would be to specify the discursive field diacritically. Rather than
locating ...

Author: James Clifford

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674779606

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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When culture makes itself at home in motion, where does an anthropologist stand? In a follow-up to The Predicament of Culture, one of the defining books for anthropology in the last decade, James Clifford takes the proper measure: a moving picture of a world that doesn’t stand still, that reveals itself en route, in the airport lounge and the parking lot as much as in the marketplace and the museum. In this collage of essays, meditations, poems, and travel reports, Clifford takes travel and its difficult companion, translation, as openings into a complex modernity. He contemplates a world ever more connected yet not homogeneous, a global history proceeding from the fraught legacies of exploration, colonization, capitalist expansion, immigration, labor mobility, and tourism. Ranging from Highland New Guinea to northern California, from Vancouver to London, he probes current approaches to the interpretation and display of non-Western arts and cultures. Wherever people and things cross paths and where institutional forces work to discipline unruly encounters, Clifford’s concern is with struggles to displace stereotypes, to recognize divergent histories, to sustain “postcolonial” and “tribal” identities in contexts of domination and globalization. Travel, diaspora, border crossing, self-location, the making of homes away from home: these are transcultural predicaments for the late twentieth century. The map that might account for them, the history of an entangled modernity, emerges here as an unfinished series of paths and negotiations, leading in many directions while returning again and again to the struggles and arts of cultural encounter, the impossible, inescapable tasks of translation.
1997-04-21 By James Clifford

Verstraete, Ginette.2010.Tracking Europe: Mobility, Diaspora,andthePolitics
ofLocation. ... PostSoviet Diaspora Politics:TheCaseofthe SovietGreeks.” The
Journal of ... PoliticsofContemporary European Cinema: Histories, Borders,

Author: V. Calotychos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137336804

Category: History

Page: 271

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Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the borders hitherto separating Greek culture and society from its contiguous Balkan polities came down, and Greeks had to reorient themselves toward their immediate neighbors and redefine their place within Europe and the new, more fluid global order. Projecting the political foresight and mustering the modernization policies to succeed in such an undertaking turned out to be no small feat, especially as the regional conflicts that had lain dormant during the Cold War were revived. Synthesizing the cultural, political, and historical into a sophisticated, interdisciplinary analysis, this innovative study untangles the prolonged 'historical moment' in which Greece and Europe were effectively held hostage to events in the Balkans - just at the time when both hoped to serve as the region's welcoming hosts.
2013-01-21 By V. Calotychos

I have sought to provide the latter by tracking, in this and the previous chapters,
the emergence of the hegemonic discursive regimes of Pauline thought,
Christian religion, and the secular; the former, I am arguing, can be found in a
theory of ...

Author: Daniel Colucciello Barber

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621891031

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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A great deal of attention has been given over the past several years to the question: What is secularism? In On Diaspora, Daniel Barber provides an intervention into this debate by arguing that a theory of secularism cannot be divorced from theories of religion, Christianity, and even being. Accordingly, Barber's argument ranges across matters proper to philosophy, religious studies, cultural studies, theology, and anthropology. It is able to do so in a coherent manner as a result of its overarching concern with the concept of diaspora. It is the concept of diaspora, Barber argues, that allows us to think in genuinely novel ways about the relationship between particularity and universality, and as a consequence about Christianity, religion, and secularism.

The Acadian Diaspora, of course, was not written to debunk Longfellow, or to
refute the many fine histories informed by ... But I confess that after a decade
spent tracking down eighteenthcentury Acadians and meditating on what
happened to ...

Author: Christopher Hodson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199910816

Category: History

Page: 272

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Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers completed one of the cruelest, most successful military campaigns in North American history, capturing and deporting seven thousand French-speaking Catholic Acadians from the province of Nova Scotia, and chasing an equal number into the wilderness of eastern Canada. Thousands of Acadians endured three decades of forced migrations and failed settlements that shuttled them to the coasts of South America, the plantations of the Caribbean, the frigid islands of the South Atlantic, the swamps of Louisiana, and the countryside of central France. The Acadian Diaspora tells their extraordinary story in full for the first time, illuminating a long-forgotten world of imperial desperation, experimental colonies, and naked brutality. Using documents culled from archives in France, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, Christopher Hodson reconstructs the lives of Acadian exiles as they traversed oceans and continents, pushed along by empires eager to populate new frontiers with inexpensive, pliable white farmers. Hodson's compelling narrative situates the Acadian diaspora within the dramatic geopolitical changes triggered by the Seven Years' War. Faced with redrawn boundaries and staggering national debts, imperial architects across Europe used the Acadians to realize radical plans: tropical settlements without slaves, expeditions to the unknown southern continent, and, perhaps strangest of all, agricultural colonies within old regime France itself. In response, Acadians embraced their status as human commodities, using intimidation and even violence to tailor their communities to the superheated Atlantic market for cheap, mobile labor. Through vivid, intimate stories of Acadian exiles and the diverse, transnational cast of characters that surrounded them, The Acadian Diaspora presents the eighteenth-century Atlantic world from a new angle, challenging old assumptions about uprooted peoples and the very nature of early modern empire.
2012-06-01 By Christopher Hodson

... and to Maria Leontiner for tracking down many of the publications while I was
hospitalized. It is dangerous to begin naming Zoroastrians who have helped me,
because there have been so many. They know who they are and I thank them all.

Author: John R. Hinnells

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191513504

Category: Religion

Page: 884

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What is the distinctive Zoroastrian experience, and what is the common diasporic experience? The Zoroastrian Diaspora is the outcome of twenty years of research and of archival and fieldwork in eleven countries, involving approximately 250,000 miles of travel. It has also involved a survey questionnaire in eight countries, yielding over 1,840 responses. This is the first book to attempt a global comparison of Diaspora groups in six continents. Little has been written about Zoroastrian communities as far apart as China, East Africa, Europe, America, and Australia or on Parsis in Mumbai post-Independence. Each chapter is based on unused original sources ranging from nineteenth century archives to contemporary newsletters. The book also includes studies of Zoroastrians on the Internet, audio-visual resources, and the modern development of Parsi novels in English. As well as studying the Zoroastrians for their own inherent importance, this book contextualizes the Zoroastrian migrations within contemporary debates on Diaspora studies. John R. Hinnells examines what it is like to be a religious Asian in Los Angeles or London, Sydney or Hong Kong. Moreover, he explores not only how experience differs from one country to another, but also the differences between cities in the same country, for example, Chicago and Houston. The survey data is used firstly to consider the distinguishing demographic features of the Zoroastrian communities in various countries; and secondly to analyse different patterns of assimilation between different groups: men and women and according to the level and type of education. Comparisons are also drawn between people from rural and urban backgrounds; and between generations in religious beliefs and practices, including the preservation of secular culture.
2005-04-28 By John R. Hinnells

So when I received the invitation to present a paper in celebration of Norman
Gottwald's Tribes I contacted as many African colleagues around the continent (
and in the African diaspora) as I could, asking them to chart the presence and
impact ...

Author: Roland Boer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567255716

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Norman Gottwald's monumental The Tribes of Yahweh caused an immediate sensation when first published in 1979, and its influence has continued to be felt, both in the area of biblical politics and in the application of sociological methods to the Hebrew Bible. This book reflects on the impact and the implications of the work after twenty years. The distinguished contributors are David Jobling, Frank Frick, Charles Carter, Carol Meyers, Jacques Berlinerblau, Itumeleng Mosala, Gerald West, Roland Boer and, in a response to contributors as well as an interview with the editor, Norman Gottwald himself.
2002-12-01 By Roland Boer

Noting the substantial and economically successful diaspora across the world,
the Gujarat government set up a bureaucratic cell to encourage investments from
NRGs in 1970. Tracking the flows of capital from the diaspora to the homeland in

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199380930

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Wendy Doniger and Martha Nussbaum bring together leading scholars from a wide array of disciplines to address a crucial question: How does the world's most populous democracy survive repeated assaults on its pluralistic values? India's stunning linguistic, cultural, and religious diversity has been supported since Independence by a political structure that emphasizes equal rights for all, and protects liberties of religion and speech. But a decent Constitution does not implement itself, and challenges to these core values repeatedly arise-most recently in the form of the Hindu Right movements of the twenty-first century that threatened to destabilize the nation and upend its core values, in the wake of a notorious pogrom in the state of Gujarat in which approximately 2000 Muslim civilians were killed. Focusing on this time of tension and threat, the essays in this volume consider how a pluralistic democracy managed to survive. They examine the role of political parties and movements, including the women's movement, as well as the role of the arts, the press, the media, and a historical legacy of pluralistic thought and critical argument. Featuring essays from eminent scholars in history, religious studies, political science, economics, women's studies, and media studies, Pluralism and Democracy in India offers an urgently needed case study in democratic survival. As Nehru said of India on the eve of Independence: ''These dreams are for India, but they are also for the world.'' The analysis this volume offers illuminates not only the past and future of one nation, but the prospects of democracy for all.
2015-02-09 By Wendy Doniger

Secondly , African Americans are closed and open in terms of their diasporic
subjectivity . Because Black identity is both ... Tracking the historical struggles
against local forms of political and economic inequality has revealed a common ...

Author: Marlon Murtha Bailey


ISBN: UCAL:C3501444


Page: 522

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Verstraete,Ginette(2010) Tracking Europe: Mobility, Diaspora, andthe Politics
ofLocation (Durham, NC:Duke UniversityPress). Virilio, Paul (1994) The Vision
Machine, trans.JulieRose(Bloomington, IN; London: Indiana University Press/BFI)

Author: J. Chamarette

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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Using hybrid phenomenological approaches to film, this book focuses on how moving images are 'experienced' and 'encountered' as well as 'read' and 'viewed'. Its close engagements with films and installations by four contemporary French filmmakers explore the limits and possibilities of 'cinematic' subjectivity.
2012-09-28 By J. Chamarette

Here we track the “middle years” of two developing Irish communities variously “
suspended between slum and suburb,” to ... consequences of varied yet resilient
readings of Ireland and Irishness in the context of transatlantic diaspora politics.

Author: William Jenkins

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773589032

Category: History

Page: 440

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Winner: Joseph Brant Award (2014), Ontario Historical Society Winner: Clio Prize (Ontario) (2014), Canadian Historical Association Winner: The James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize (2014), American Conference for Irish Studies Winner: Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year Award (2013-2015) In Between Raid and Rebellion, William Jenkins compares the lives and allegiances of Irish immigrants and their descendants in one American and one Canadian city between the era of the Fenian raids and the 1916 Easter Rising. Highlighting the significance of immigrants from Ulster to Toronto and from Munster to Buffalo, he distinguishes what it meant to be Irish in a loyal dominion within Britain’s empire and in a republic whose self-confidence knew no bounds. Jenkins pays close attention to the transformations that occurred within the Irish communities in these cities during this fifty-year period, from residential patterns to social mobility and political attitudes. Exploring their experiences in workplaces, homes, churches, and meeting halls, he argues that while various social, cultural, and political networks were crucial to the realization of Irish mobility and respectability in North America by the early twentieth century, place-related circumstances were linked to wider national loyalties and diasporic concerns. With the question of Irish Home Rule animating debates throughout the period, Toronto’s unionist sympathizers presented a marked contrast to Buffalo’s nationalist agitators. Although the Irish had acclimated to life in their new world cities, their sense of feeling Irish had not faded to the degree so often assumed. A groundbreaking comparative analysis, Between Raid and Rebellion draws upon perspectives from history and geography to enhance our understanding of the Irish experiences in these centres and the process by which immigrants settle into new urban environments.
2013-02-01 By William Jenkins

CHAPTER THREE Tracking Baodiao : Diaspora , Sovereignty , and Cold War
Imperialism The Japanese government on Wednesday tightened its grip on the
disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea , putting a private lighthouse on

Author: Chih-ming Wang




Page: 704

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2006 By Chih-ming Wang

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