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    “La Haine” explores the themes of how cultural diaspora would affect the shape of identity. Identity reflects how the ever-changing society would affect an individual’s development, and it would never be completely set in stone. Director Mathieu Kassovitz sets out to capture how the remains of the empire is still apparent in societies with prominent cultural diaspora. Even today, it is being talked about, when it comes to the presence of the migrants. According to Paul A. Silverstein and Chantal Tetreault of “Post colonial Urban Apartheid,” the urban planners sought to “de-concentrate white urban poverty from city centers,” which in theory would have seemed to benefit the cosmopolitan area, so there was a rise of the suburban areas and more…

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    What Is Class A Diaspora

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    This diaspora will often come from non-majority members of the sending society, be comprised heavily of families, and will closely mirror whatever the social class of the minority group was in the sending country. Regardless of whether this type of diaspora has been outside their home country for five of fifty years, it is highly unlikely to support state-driven efforts to mobilize its diaspora through political parties or economic development projects. Instead, if Class A diaspora continue to…

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    The Oxford dictionary defines identity as “The characteristics of determining who or what a person or thing is”. The Hebrew word “Galut”, “initially referred to the setting of colonies of Jews outside Palestine after the Babylonian exile”, when translated into Greek leads us to the etymology of the term “diaspora”, based on “speiro” (to sow) and the preposition “dia (over)” and in Ancient Greece it referred to “colonization” and “migration.” (Shuval, 2003) Thus, diaspora refers to the…

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    In “Ethnicity in an Age of Diaspora” by R. Radhakrishnan theorizes how diaspora is viewed between generation and how it affects their ethnicity and background as a whole. He poses to the reader that being Indian-American, as a hyphenated aspect does not mean that an individual is being Indian. The reader begins to question, “What does “being Indian” mean in the United States? How can one be and live Indian without losing clout and leverage as Americans? How can one transform the so-called…

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    Migrant Worker Quiz

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    a. Migrant – a person that migrates or travels. The term also can be redefined when use in the text “Migrant Workers,” which means a person who moves place to place in order to get work, especially in the agricultural realm. I originally believed this term to be a discriminatory term for Mexicans, and not an actual term to describe farm workers. b. Pinteada- a term Victor uses for working for one dollar for each bucket. c. Pesticide- Another term I once believed meant something different. I was…

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    Exile is the state of being barred from one’s native country, typically for political or punitive reasons. Exile is seen as alienating, cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged, or enriching, improve or enhance the quality or value of, but is a controversial statement whether it is justified or not. Palestinian American literary theorist and cultural critic Edward Said has written that “Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced…

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    Relationshipis the bondage in which the Indian society prevails. Githa Hariharan being an Indian women writer has written many novels and short stories. In all her novels she deals with the theme of social, political issues. She also deals with problems faced by women in Indian society. One another theme is relationship. In all her novels, she deals with some kind of relationship. In the novel The Ghosts of Vasu Master Hariharan deals with the relationship between a teacher and a student. She…

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    Trade Diaspora

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    Trade diaspora is defined by Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples as “a network of merchant settlements dispersed across foreign lands but united by common origins, religion, and language, as well as by business dealings.” This definition is the best form of evidence that there was, in fact, a coherent community residing near and around the Indian Ocean by 1500. On the surface, this broad trade network is just that—a network. However, a closer look at the crises and…

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    what African Diaspora is. The authors tackle the question of race and racism, what characteristic makes someone part of the African Diaspora, the importance of the idea of a homeland, and finally the nature of dispersal. Throughout the readings we are given many points of view. Combing every section of this course this information has impacted the way I view certain communities. For example, we cannot just assume that everyone’s story is the same or that “blackness” and “African” mean one single…

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    Irish Diaspora History

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    The Irish Diaspora in the US is massive with the 1990 census totalling an immense 43 million Americans consider themselves to be Irish American which at the time equated to roughly 19% of the American population(Feargal Cochrane 2007:218). Beyond just equating for a fifth of the American population, a third of American presidents having heritage to Ireland with four specifically having ties to what is now the Republic of Ireland while the other 12 are linked to Northern Ireland. Despite the fact…

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