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This paper formed the inaugural lecture at the launch of the Oxford Diasporas Programme in June 2011

The paper explores the contradictions and complexities of three ‘formative binaries’ – between dispersion and diaspora, the subjective and objective aspects of the diasporic experience, and the differences between home and homeland.

Download WP-55-2012: Diaspora studies: past, present and promise

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