Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration 2019 DOI: 10.4337/9781786436030.00033 View full text
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Elizabeth Mavroudi

Abstract: There are tensions between the roots and routes of diaspora, on the one hand stressing fluid, hybrid lives and identities 'on the move' whilst on the other, the constant striving for connectedness with, and belonging to, the homeland (Clifford 1997; Mavroudi 2007a). These dynamic boundary (de)constructions (Brubaker 2005) can be empowering, but also problematic for those in diaspora and serve as a reminder that we need to pay attention to the complex power relations, materiality, ambivalence and potential chal…

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