A Promised Land in the Diaspora: Christian Religion, Social Memory, and Identity among Banabans in Fiji

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​Kempf W. ​A Promised Land in the Diaspora: Christian Religion, Social Memory, and Identity among Banabans in Fiji​. ​​Pacific Studies. ​2012;​35​(1-2):​​90​-118​. ​

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Authors
Kempf, Wolfgang 
Abstract
The conventional understanding of diaspora was very much pegged to the forced emigration, dispersal, and exile of Jews living outside Palestinea concept that is laden with religious connotations. More recently, however, a somewhat expanded diaspora concept has been developed that is becoming the analytic instrument of choice for a broad band of movements, migration processes, transnational connections, and multiple identifications. Several authors have remarked that, ever since this new diaspora concept emerged, religion has rarely been given due consideration (Kokot, Tololyan, and Alfonso 2004, 6). Although quite a number of more recent studies of diaspora would seem to disprove this claim (e.g., Cohen 1997, 1999; Gilroy 1993; Gross, McMurray, and Swedenburg 1996; Pulis 1999; Tweed 1997; Vertovec 1995, 2000; Werbner 2002), certainly there is something to the idea.
Issue Date
2012
Type
Journal Article
Subtype
original_ja
Journal
Pacific Studies 
Organization
Institut für Ethnologie 
Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
ISSN
0275-3596
Language
English

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