Long-distance nationalism : diasporas, homelands and identities

Zlatko Skrbiš

How strong and how significant is the interaction between migrants and homelands in the late 20th century? Have the processes of globalization and transnational interaction produced new forms of nationalism or at least altered the old ones? By using Croatians and Slovenians in Australia as examples, this book examines the extent to which migrants are influenced by historical and contemporary processes of migration mediated through political and cultural symbolism. What are the factors which influence the existence, nature and intensity of ethno-nationalism in the migrant context? The study analyzes both the existence and transmission of ethnonationalism between migrant settings and homelands and specifically deals with the transmission of ethno-nationalist sentiments across migrant generations. To understand the effects and consequences of long-distance nationalism fully, the book proceeds from an analysis of nationalism's manifestations to an analysis of the relatively private domain of diasporic ethno-communal existence.

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  • Part 1 Introduction: the relativization of distance
  • long-distance nationalism
  • methodology and research design
  • historical note
  • sample characteristics
  • the size and representativeness of the research setting
  • fieldwork update
  • the war and its impact on the outcome of this research
  • plan of the book. Part 2 History, homeland, nostalgia: the European post-Second World War refugee
  • Slovenians in Argentina
  • memory...
  • innocence...
  • political migrants and their contribution to the formation of a distinct diaspora identity in Australia
  • homeland, nostalgia and the myth of return
  • the elusive concept of homeland
  • the ethnic homeland - the questions of time and space
  • nostalgia
  • ideas about homeland
  • romanticism - second generation respondences
  • parents' romanticism through their children's eyes
  • the second generation's critical attitudes towards the ethnic homeland
  • the myth of return
  • second generation Croation respondents' reflections of first generation Australia-Croatians - returning home
  • second generation Slovenian respondents' reflections of first generation Slovenians - returning home. Part 3 Diasporas and community sentiments: some limitations of the prevalent discourses on ethnic communities
  • ethnic community boundaries and the segmentation of ethnic community space
  • politics, otherness and diasporas
  • conforming to norms and standards in diaspora organizations
  • from antagonism to schism
  • diaspora cohesion and the question of generations
  • concerns about the future of diaspora organizations
  • the problem of representation in ethnic communities
  • whither community. Part 4 The distant view: mediation of information about the homeland
  • "tabloid" political culture as mainstream culture
  • invention, manipulation and legitimation
  • the maps
  • the "Tesla case"
  • myths of origin
  • diaspora and party politics - the case of Australian-Croatians
  • the contrast - the case of Australian-Slovenians
  • the power of symbols
  • religious...
  • and historical.... Part 5 Constructing the Other: Slovenian repsondents on other ethnic groups from the former Yugoslavia - southerners - the generalized Other
  • Croation repsondents on slovenians
  • Croatians on the "practical identity" of Yugoslavs
  • Croatian respondents on the Other - the Servs
  • Croatian respondents on Bosnian Muslims - search for "true" ethnicity
  • from "public" to "private". Part 6 Marriage choices: the key factors which impact on intermarriage in diaspora settings
  • "pragmatism" in the functioning of intimacy
  • the construction of marriage marketss
  • privileged marriage market
  • privileged marriage sub-market
  • deprivileged marriage market
  • anathema market and factors which influence its performance
  • the future of marriage choice.

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書名 Long-distance nationalism : diasporas, homelands and identities
著作者等 Skrbis Zlatko
Skrbiš Zlatko
シリーズ名 Research in migration and ethnic relations series
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xv, 201 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 1859726720
NCID BA44458699
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス