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The Resource The domestic abroad : diasporas in international relations, Latha Varadarajan

The domestic abroad : diasporas in international relations, Latha Varadarajan

Label
The domestic abroad : diasporas in international relations
Title
The domestic abroad
Title remainder
diasporas in international relations
Statement of responsibility
Latha Varadarajan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the past few decades, and across disparate geographical contexts, states have adopted policies and initiatives aimed at institutionalizing relationships with "their" diasporas. These practices, which range from creating new ministries to granting dual citizenship, are aimed at integrating diasporas as part of a larger "global" nation that is connected to, and has claims on the institutional structures of the home state. Although links, both formal and informal, between diasporas and their presumptive homelands have existed in the past, the recent developments constitute a far more widespread and qualitatively different phenomenon. In this book, Latha Varadarajan theorizes this novel and largely overlooked trend by introducing the concept of the "domestic abroad." Varadarajan demonstrates that the remapping of the imagined boundaries of the nation, the visible surface of the phenomenon, is intrinsically connected to the political-economic transformation of the state that is typically characterized as "neoliberalism." The domestic abroad must therefore be understood as the product of two simultaneous, on-going processes: the diasporic re-imagining of the nation and the neoliberal restructuring of the state. The argument unfolds through a historically nuanced study of the production of the domestic abroad in India. The book traces the complex history and explains the political logic of the remarkable transition from the Indian state's guarded indifference toward its diaspora in the period after independence, to its current celebrations of the "global Indian nation." In doing so, The Domestic Abroad reveals the manner in which the boundaries of the nation and the extent of the authority of the state, in India and elsewhere, are dynamically shaped by the development of capitalist social relations on both global and national scales."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Varadarajan, Latha
Dewey number
305.9/06912
Index
index present
LC call number
JV9480
LC item number
.V37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transnationalism
  • Dual nationality
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
Label
The domestic abroad : diasporas in international relations, Latha Varadarajan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the domestic abroad -- Reimagined nations and restructured states: explaining the domestic abroad -- Putting the diaspora in its place: from colonial transnationalism to postcolonial nationalism -- The making and unmaking of hegemony: Indian capitalism from Swadeshi to Swraj -- From Indians abroad to the global Indian
Control code
463307654
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199733910
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009046214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)463307654
Label
The domestic abroad : diasporas in international relations, Latha Varadarajan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the domestic abroad -- Reimagined nations and restructured states: explaining the domestic abroad -- Putting the diaspora in its place: from colonial transnationalism to postcolonial nationalism -- The making and unmaking of hegemony: Indian capitalism from Swadeshi to Swraj -- From Indians abroad to the global Indian
Control code
463307654
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199733910
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009046214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)463307654

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