Finding meaning in diaspora

diasporaOxford University Press’ Very Short Introductions offer concise, balanced and readable introductions to a wide range of subjects. History Professor Kevin Kenny, whose expertise is the history of migration and popular protest in the Atlantic world, has written a volume for the series titled Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction. Focusing on three key elements–movement, connectivity, and return, Kenny explains where the concept of diaspora came from, how its meaning changed over time, why its usage has expanded so dramatically in recent years, and how it can both clarify and distort the nature of migration. Read more in the OUP blog.

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