Global Diversities

Superdiverse Diaspora

Everyday Identifications of Tamil Migrants in Britain

Authors: Jones, Demelza

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  • Speaks to scholars within the growing international and inter-disciplinary field of superdiversity studies by applying of the concept of superdiversity to an ascribed ‘diaspora’ population
  • Examines the experiences of Tamils from a diversity of backgrounds including South Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Mauritian and South African, in addition to Sri Lankan
  • Contributes to the ongoing critical debate on the nature of diaspora 
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Drawing on in-depth qualitative research, this book provides a nuanced picture of the everyday identifications experienced and expressed among the superdiverse Tamil migrant population in Britain. It presents the first detailed analysis of the narrative and experiences of Tamils from a diversity of backgrounds – including Sri Lankan, Indian, Singaporean and Malaysian – and addresses the question of their identification with a ‘Tamil diaspora’ in Britain. 

 

Theoretically informed by Brubaker’s conception of ‘diaspora as process’ and Werbner’s notion of diasporas as both ‘aesthetic’ and ‘moral’ communities, Jones examines political engagements alongside other, less studied, ‘frames’ of Tamil migrants’ lives: social relationships (local and transnational), the domestic space of home, and performances of faith and ritual. Considering diaspora as a process or practice allows the author to reveal a complex landscape upon which ‘being Tamil’ and ‘doing Tamil-ness’ in diaspora are diversely enacted.

 

Combining original ethnographic research with a theoretical engagement in the key debates in migration, diaspora, ethnicity and superdiversity studies, this book makes a novel contribution to scholarship on Tamil populations and will advance critical understandings of the concept of ‘diaspora’ more generally.

 


About the authors

Demelza Jones is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Superdiverse Diaspora
Book Subtitle
Everyday Identifications of Tamil Migrants in Britain
Authors
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28388-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28388-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28387-2
Series ISSN
2662-2580
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 255
Number of Illustrations
11 illustrations in colour
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