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1. What is diaspora?

1. What is diaspora?  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0001
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‘What is diaspora?’ attempts to define this wide-ranging — but often inappropriately used — term. Diaspora is more than simply migration. It is an idea which helps to explain the world ... More
2. Migration

2. Migration  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0002
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‘Migration’ looks at the movement of peoples across the globe from a diasporic point of view. When applied to migration, the term diaspora tends to homogenize the experiences of large ... More
2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians

2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0003
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The concept of race long preceded the invention of the term. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, facial features, hair, and skull size were associated with ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
1. Why migration matters

1. Why migration matters  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0001
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One in every 35 people in the world today is an international migrant, but migration affects far more people than just those who migrate. It has important social, economic, and political ... More
2. Who is a migrant?

2. Who is a migrant?  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0002
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‘Who is a migrant?’ looks at defining and measuring migration. Migrants can be categorized, based on whether they migrated voluntarily or involuntarily, whether they are economic or ... More
5. Irregular migration

5. Irregular migration  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0005
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‘Irregular migration’ explores migration outside of established legal means. There are many ways for a migrant to be classed as irregular, but their motivations for leaving are the same as ... More
1. Why work?

1. Why work?  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
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10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0001
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We can look at the concept of work in broad terms. We all work. Unravelling the reasons why we work has long challenged philosophers and social scientists. On one level, the concept of what ... More
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction  

Kevin Kenny

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.001.0001
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Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its strengths and limitations as ... More
4. Return

4. Return  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0004
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‘Return’ explores the concept of diasporic peoples returning to their homeland. Even when this journey was possible, many groups stayed put. The Zionist movement was an expression of the ... More
8. Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain

8. Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0009
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The term institutional racism dates back to the late 1960s and refers to the process by which irrespective of individual attitudes, motivations, and behaviour with respect to racism, all ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0001
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Our embodied existence can be seen as a foundation on which to build an empirically informed yet distinctive approach to the analysis of society, identity, culture, and history. The ... More
5. Bodies as commodities

5. Bodies as commodities  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0006
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Bodies have been conceptualized and valued in a wide variety of ways across contrasting cultures. There has been a multiplication of methods through which the physical appearance, organs, ... More
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies

6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0007
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9780198739036
‘Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies’ considers three key questions—are mediated bodies immoral? How do people manage bodily change? Have our bodies become sacred? They each show how ... More

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