DTS200 Lecture #1 Sept 11 2012
Defining Diaspora and Transnationalism
- Movement and belonging
Speaks about home and host countries and their relationship to one another
Movement of people, tradition and language
- The idea here is that the nation state does not organize our thoughts
o For instance how to we understand the world
What is our perspective and what shapes that perspective
At the core there is the understanding that maps demonstrate what the world is
and how the world is understood.
o The dominate understanding of the world
To many the nation itself is something so primitive to use in the way we
understand the world
Ex: when we look at a world map the colours which separate countries, states,
and provinces demonstrate the world in the perspective of borders.
Represent difference, which is an assumption of the world