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  Diaspora cultures
Diaspora communities represent and maintain a culture different from those of the countries within which they are located, often retaining strong ties with their country and culture of origin (real or perceived) and with other communities of the same origin in order to preserve that culture.
Whilst all diaspora cultures seek to preserve their unique and fundamental culture from potential mutation, assimilation, or conflict, the role of the country and the society of origin, and indeed the role of the country and the society of actual settlement, is vital and integral to the continued development and existence of the diaspora community.
The increased capacity of diaspora communities to communicate and interact between themselves at all levels, transfer funds, transport goods and raw materials, and transmit ideas between the various components of a diaspora network is considered to be a broadly positive step in the consolidation of diaspora cultures and their relationships with modern society.
assembly.coe.int /Documents/WorkingDocs/doc04/EDOC10342.htm   (7010 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - DIASPORA:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To these sales of prisoners of war must be added, as further sources of the Diaspora, the deportations, more or less voluntary, effected by the various governments, either to chastise the rebels or to populate the uninhabited parts of their territories.
King Agrippa, in a letter to Caligula, enumerates among the provinces of the Jewish Diaspora almost all the Hellenized and non-Hellenized countries of the Orient (Philo, "Legatio ad Caium," § 36); and this enumeration is far from being complete, as Italy and Cyrene are not included.
After the dissolution of the commonwealth and the destruction of the Temple, the moral center of Judaism, the need was felt of a new center, at least for the maintenance of religious solidarity and of uniformity of legal practises.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=329&letter=D   (12633 words)

Diaspora was the name given to the countries (outside of Palestine) through which the Jews were dispersed, and secondarily to the Jews living in those countries.
The Diaspora was the result of the various deportations of Jews which invariably followed the invasion or conquest of Palestine.
Though the Diaspora Jews were, on the whole, faithful to their religion, there was a noticeable difference of theological opinion between the Babylonian and Alexandrine Jew.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04775c.htm   (1246 words)

 CHERISHING THE IRISH DIASPORA (The Irish Emigrant, Galway, Ireland)
I am certain that they, too, will feel that the best possible commemoration of the men and women who died in that famine, who were cast up on other shores because of it, is to take their dispossession into the present with us, to help others who now suffer in a similar way.
Diaspora, in its meaning of dispersal or scattering, includes the many ways, not always chosen, that people have left this island.
But if cherishing the diaspora is to be more than a sentimental regard for those who leave our shores, we should not only listen to their voice and their viewpoint.
www.emigrant.ie /emigrant/historic/diaspora.htm   (4023 words)

 ...that word 'Diaspora'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although the emergence of diaspora studies as ‘a subfield within the broader field of African studies’ is related by St. Clair Drake (452) and others (Harris, 4, Shepperson 1993, 41) to the late 1950s to mid-1960s, it was about a decade later that a proliferation of publications gained momentum.
As far as studies of diasporas are concerned, this has led to the replacement of religion and religious identification in favour of ethnicity and ethnic adherence.
The term ‘diaspora’ was naturally and unpretentiously used by the minority members as a description of their situation, also at times as an ‘excuse’ for shortcomings or changes.
www.irishdiaspora.net /vp01.cfm?outfit=ids&requesttimeout=500&folder=46&paper=59   (6372 words)

 Manas: The Indian Diaspora
The Indian diaspora today constitutes an important, and in some respects unique, force in world culture.
The origins of the modern Indian diaspora lie mainly in the subjugation of India by the British and its incorporation into the British empire.
Indians were taken over as indentured labor to far-flung parts of the empire in the nineteenth-century, a circumstance to which the modern Indian populations of Fiji, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, Surinam, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and other places attest in their own peculiar ways.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Diaspora/diaspora.html   (714 words)

 Diaspora (Greg Egan) - book review
Diaspora begins in 2975, when there are three major strands to humanity: fleshers, who retain biological bodies; gleisners, who have moved to humanoid robots; and citizens of the polises, who live as software running on central polis hardware.
You don't have to be able to follow all of this to appreciate Diaspora, but those without any interest in physics and mathematics are likely to find it rather tedious.
As a novel Diaspora is limited — though the characters are all recognisably human, none of them ever really comes to life.
dannyreviews.com /h/Diaspora.html   (414 words)

 Diaspora. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Jewish population of Central and Eastern Europe, until World War II the largest in the world, was decimated in the Holocaust.
Despite the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, the vast majority of the Jewish people remains in the diaspora, notably in North America, Russia, and Ukraine.
The term diaspora has also been applied to other peoples with large numbers living outside their traditional homelands.
www.bartleby.com /65/di/Diaspora.html   (225 words)

 << Journals Division of UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS >>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He is the author of many articles on modern narrative and critical theory, but also in Armenian Studies and on terrorism, nationalism and diasporas.
In addition to holding the position of Editor of Diaspora, Professor Tölölyan also co-edits Pynchon Notes.
Diaspora is abstracted / indexed in the following publications:
www.utpjournals.com /jour.ihtml?lp=diaspora/diaspora.html   (161 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The word diaspora, in many senses capitalized as Diaspora, has one main group of senses and a second group of figurative senses, all referring broadly to the exile of a group from its traditional homeland.
Diaspora formally and usually refers to the dispersion of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity.
Thus the word can mean 'any group migration or flight from a country or region; dispersion' (such as "the diaspora of fls to the urban north") or 'any group that has been dispersed outside of its traditional homeland' ("the African diaspora") and hence 'the place where such a group lives'.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19990118   (267 words)

 Diaspora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This was the Diaspora, a very long period of time (135 CE to 1948) in which Jews were tiny minority communities in an at-best indifferent and all too often an actively hostile world.
What kept them together as a people was their adherence to their ancient traditions, and the guidance of Exilarchs, leaders in far-flung locales who interpreted and administered the laws as set forth in scripture.
This region was near the heartland of old Khazaria (in fact, the Italian name for the Crimean and Taman coastlines was "Gazaria"), and such details as remain of Matregan governors can be found within the Tmutarakan article in the Crimea file.
www.hostkingdom.net /Diaspora.html   (5330 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Diaspora
Diaspora follows the lifespan of Yatima, a Konishi citizen.
And, there lies the heart of the book; no matter how advanced the characters in Diaspora, they are at their deepest levels, still human.
It is a tribute to his skill as both a writer and a mentor that Egan leads us to accept his version of reality completely.
www.sfsite.com /05b/dia33.htm   (573 words)

 SAJA Stylebook
In the diaspora, the caste system is almost invisible and insignificant in public -- beyond what individuals follow in their personal lives.
Bengali used to be an official language until East Pakistan became the country of Bangladesh in 1971 (Bengali remains the official language of Bangladesh.
It is spoken in India and the diaspora by immigrants from Sindh.
www.saja.org /stylebook.html#gandhi,mk   (9961 words)

Cleft diasporas vary greatly depending on how their neigbors treat them, what political forces led to boundary change, what treaty rights they may have, whether they live near or far from the border that surrounds their homeland, what policies homeland states or agencies may follow, etc. Return to the list.
Diasporas are not static; their membership expands or contracts, not just for demographic reasons but also because individuals decide to identify more or less with their homelands for changing reasons.
DIASPORA to refer to communities living outside of, and interacting with, their existing homeland, even if they were not originally dispersed.
www2.hawaii.edu /~fredr/diacon.htm   (13424 words)

 Lahav and Arian: Jewish Diaspora
In this case, the role of Israeli emigrants as a subset of a larger Jewish diaspora is rather problematic, since there seems to be little in common between the contemporary emigration of Israelis and the mass emigration of Jews to America at the turn of the century.
This ties into the differences of national identity and religion that exist in the diaspora, and underscores the struggles that the Israeli diaspora have to overcome in their transition from being part of a Jewish majority to part of a Jewish minority.
The study of the Israeli diaspora, as part of the newest Jewish diaspora in context of more general demographic and attitudinal trends expose ideological and social tensions that differentiate the two communities, and that threaten to maintain a distance between the Israeli center, and its periphery--the diaspora.
webdata.soc.hawaii.edu /fredr/lahav.htm   (9275 words)

 from jesus to christ: a portrait of jesus' world: the jewish diaspora
This is what we call the Diaspora, that is, the dispersion of Jewish population throughout the Empire, and we know that there are major Jewish communities in most of the large cities of the Empire, all the way from the Persian Gulf on the east to Spain on the west.
It was in the Diaspora that the Bible was translated from Hebrew into a Greek vernacular.
It's clear, then, that the Diaspora communities formed the Jewish network which early Christians as Jews were able to use for their own purposes.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/portrait/diaspora.html   (1822 words)

 Steven Bernstein: Evaluating The Diaspora Series
Diaspora Soul is unquestionably the most approachable of the three disks, with danceable grooves, catchy arrangements and singable melodies abounding.
Whether or not Bernstein continues with the Diaspora series, there is no question that he has created a trilogy of music that manages to successfully blend Jewish themes, both traditional and inspired, with a variety of musical situations, proving that, indeed, context is everything.
Bernstein, with the Diaspora series, has created some of the most memorable music to come from Zorn's Radical Jewish Culture imprint proving, in no uncertain terms, that there is a wealth of possibility in interpreting this music.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=15414   (1328 words)

In this frame, diaspora has referred to peoples scattered around the world, driven by internal persecution for religious reasons in the case of the Jews, or sold into slavery as in the first African diaspora.
In other words, diaspora has been defined largely against the ideals and conventions of the nation; it has referred to peoples and their music scattered, excluded from their national homeland, but typically longing for some kind of return.
In this sense diaspora constitutes a kind of exile and operates as the antithesis of immigration.
www.sas.upenn.edu /folklore/center/ConferenceArchive/voiceover/diaspora.html   (8428 words)

Diaspora (Greek for 'dispersion'): indication for the Jews living outside the land of Israel.
The Diaspora grew large after 70, when the Romans destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem and deported many Jews to Syria and Italy (more).
Maybe more then the Temple had ever been, this was the spiritual center of Judaism: after all, the communities in the Diaspora had not always maintained the same practices as in Jerusalem, but they were more willing to listen to 'Javneh' (or its successor academies, Sepphoris and Tiberias).
www.livius.org /di-dn/diaspora/diaspora.htm   (1059 words)

 The role of Kurdish intellectuals in the Diaspora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These Kurds have access to a wealth of resources that can be utilised in their work, which involves activities such as promoting the Kurdish cause by reporting to human rights organisations and democratic parliaments, organizing themselves and cooperating with western partner organisations; and constituting media outlets and publishing houses.
The democracy of the West enables Diaspora Kurds to exercise their rights, and Western countries become pads to launch organisations and activities which have been unprecedented in Kurdish history.
In conclusion, Kurdish Diaspora may have been created and become sizable as the result of the oppressive authorities occupying Kurdistan, but now they are an effective community in the promotion of Kurds, their culture, their language and Kurdistan’s right to self-determination.
www.kurdmedia.com /news.asp?id=11479   (2134 words)

Diaspora is an ecumenical weekend experience led by lay people.
Diaspora takes place on two weekends, the first for the men and the second for the women.
At Diaspora you will spend three busy but very enjoyable days living and studying together through discussion, prayer, worship, and singing.
www.diasporaweekend.com   (179 words)

 Amazon.com: Diaspora: Books: Greg Egan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Diaspora, written by Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner Greg Egan, transcends millennia and universes in the tradition of Poul Anderson's Tau Zero, Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix Plus, Camille Flammarion's Omega, and Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men.
Egan takes his ideas farther and faster than most authors could dream of, and Diaspora is the wildest journey he's taken yet.
Diaspora isn't a perfect book, but the scope of its ambition is greater than 90% of the stuff out there.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0752809253?v=glance   (1737 words)

 Diary: What's this Diaspora?
All I hear these days is 'Open up the economy, else the diaspora will not invest and make the country prosperous'.
Diaspora refers to the scattering of a group of people; migration; settling down away from ancestral land (Britannica).
this recent hype on the indian diaspora is nothing but media hype..these guys have always been there and will be there..
www.rediff.com /news/2003/jan/28diary.htm   (824 words)

 The Indian Diaspora
The Indian Diaspora is a generic term to describe the people who migrated from territories that are currently within the borders of the Republic of India.
The Diaspora is currently estimated to number over twenty million.
Given the great diversity and global spread of the Indian Diaspora, it was a mammoth task.
indiandiaspora.nic.in   (270 words)

 BRILL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Graduate students as well as specialists interested in migration, diasporas, cosmopolitanism, kinship, and commerce, as well as all those interested in new systems of anthropological methodology.
Mark Anthony Falzon, Ph.D. (2001) in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge and a Lecturer at the University of Malta.
His research interests include migration, diaspora, South Asia, and the anthropology of emotions.
www.brill.nl /m_catalogue_sub6_id21934.htm   (355 words)

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