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The Resource Counter-diaspora : the Greek second generation returns "home", Anastasia Christou and Russell King

Counter-diaspora : the Greek second generation returns "home", Anastasia Christou and Russell King

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Counter-diaspora : the Greek second generation returns "home"
Title
Counter-diaspora
Title remainder
the Greek second generation returns "home"
Statement of responsibility
Anastasia Christou and Russell King
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book focuses on the return of the diasporic Greek second generation to Greece, primarily in the first decade of the twenty-first century, and their evolving, often ambivalent, senses of belonging and conceptualizations of 'home.' Drawing from a large-scale research project employing a multi-sited and multi-method comparative approach, Counter-Diaspora is a narrative ethnographic account of the lives and identities of second-generation Greek-Americans and Greek-Germans. Through an interdisciplinary gender and generational lens, the study examines lived migration experiences at three diasporic moments: growing up within the Greek diasporic setting in the United States and Germany; motivations for the counter-diasporic return; and experiences in the 'homeland' of Greece. Research documents and analyzes a range of feelings and experiences associated with this 'counter-diasporic' return to the ancestral homeland. Images and imaginations of the 'homeland' are discussed and deconstructed, along with notions of 'Greekness' mediated through diasporic encounters. Using extensive extracts from interviews, the authors explore the roles of, among other things, family solidarity, kinship, food, language, and religion, as well as the impact of 'home-coming' visits on the decision to return to the ancestral 'homeland.' The book also contributes to a reconceptualization of diaspora and a problematization of the notion of 'second generation'"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.88/93073
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.G7
LC item number
C47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings
Series volume
6
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Counter-diaspora : the Greek second generation returns "home", Anastasia Christou and Russell King
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-289) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing the study -- Context and methods -- Before return : growing up "Greek" in the diaspora -- Going "home?" : narratives of second-generation "return" -- A welcoming embrace, or rupture and disillusionment? -- At home in the homeland?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780674420069
Lccn
2015005289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880557731
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Counter-diaspora : the Greek second generation returns "home", Anastasia Christou and Russell King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing the study -- Context and methods -- Before return : growing up "Greek" in the diaspora -- Going "home?" : narratives of second-generation "return" -- A welcoming embrace, or rupture and disillusionment? -- At home in the homeland?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780674420069
Lccn
2015005289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880557731
  • UtOrBLW

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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