www.iranian.com An Ethnographic Approach to an Online Diaspora

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www.iranian.com An Ethnographic Approach to an Online Diaspora

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: www.iranian.com An Ethnographic Approach to an Online Diaspora
Author: Khosravi, S.
Journal Title: ISIM Newsletter
Issue: 1
Volume: 6
Start Page: 13
End Page: 13
Pages: 1
Publisher: ISIM, Leiden
Issue Date: 2000
Keywords: Online Diaspora
Abstract: While exile refers to a glamorous return to the 'real' homeland, diaspora creates an alternative homeland, an imagined one. Exile denies 'here' and mourns for 'there'. Diaspora lessens the unbearable nostalgia by constructing a community based on the networks which link the dispersed. Exile emphasizes a centralized relationship with the spatial homeland. In diaspora, through the romantization of the 'promised land', emphasis is placed on a cobweb of relations amongst the scattered. Diaspora suggests deterritorialization, which does not mean geographical displacement - as it is for exile - but refers to the collapse of a fixed link between identity, culture, existence and a single place. In other words, diaspora is a deterritorialized World Wide Web.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17452
 

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