Frameworks for analyzing conflict diasporas and the case of Zimbabwe

McGregor, J. and Pasura, D. (2014) Frameworks for analyzing conflict diasporas and the case of Zimbabwe. African Diaspora, 7(1), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1163/18725465-00701001)

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Abstract

This article examines debates over conflict diasporas’ relationships to the African crises that initially produced them. It investigates the difference that crisis makes to frameworks for thinking about diasporic entanglements with political, economic and cultural change in sending countries. We argue that the existing literature and dominant approaches are partial, ahistorical, and constrained in other ways. The special issue contributes to new strands of scholarship that aim to rectify these inadequacies, seeking historical depth, spatial complexity and attention to moral- alongside political-economies. To achieve these aims, the special issue focuses on one country – Zimbabwe. This introductory article provides an overview of the themes and arguments of the special issue, revealing the multitude of ways in which diasporic communities are imbricated with political-economic, developmental, familial, and religious change in the homeland.

Item Type:Articles
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pasura, Dr Dominic
Authors: McGregor, J., and Pasura, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:African Diaspora
Publisher:Brill
ISSN:1872-5457
ISSN (Online):1872-5465
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in African Diaspora 7(1)1-13
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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