Book chapter – Diasporas Reimagined: Spaces, Practices and Belonging

Diasporas Reimagined: Spaces, Practices and Belonging is a collection of accessible and thought-provoking snapshots brought together to illustrate the vitality and variety of research on diasporas. Drawing on a range of disciplines, including social anthropology, sociology, human geography, politics, international relations, development studies and history, Diasporas Reimagined depicts a world increasingly interconnected through migration, where sediments of previous encounters coexist in places, practices and personal and collective identities.

Put together, this collection of photo essays and ethnographic vignettes, theoretical ruminations and poetic interventions, literature overviews and empirically-based reflections aims to provoke new ways of thinking, both about diasporas and about some of the foundational concepts of social science.

CTD researcher Mirjam de Bruijn’s contribution to Diasporas Reimagined is the chapter New ICT and mobility in Africa.

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