Exploring the dispersion of populations and cultures across many geographic regions and spheres, diaspora studies has emerged as a vibrant area of research amid rapidly increasing transnationalism and globalization. Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader presents in a single volume the most influential and critically well-received essays that have shaped the trajectory of diaspora studies and contemporary theorizations of diaspora as a specific terrain within, and beyond, postcolonial studies. The book offers classic statements that have defined the field by such scholars as Appadurai, Gilroy, Radhakrishnan, and Hall. Essays tackle a number of subjects and diasporic configurations across the globe: Chinese, Black African, Jewish, South Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean. Marking multinational and interdisciplinary theorizations of diaspora, and reflecting disciplinary modalities and methodologies of the humanities and social sciences, Theorizing Diaspora is a central resource for understanding diaspora as an emergent and contested theoretical space.Braziel, Jana Evans is the author of 'Theorizing Diaspora A Reader', published 2003 under ISBN 9780631233923 and ISBN 063123392X.