‘Dia’ means ‘across’ and ‘sperien’ means ‘to sow or scatter seeds’. In the Post-modern world, the term, ‘diaspora’ now refers to the displaced communities which have been dislocated from their homeland through migration, immigration or exile. ‘Diaspora’, therefore, is a dislocation from a geographical location of origin and relocation in another territory or country. This physical movement of dislocation from the homeland is a process in which a human being experiences multiple types of feelings such as trauma, joy, security, peace etc. When s/he enters into the new land, her/his relocation in the new land with its alien culture and society affects the person and s/he feels alienation.
Over years of directly influencing a colony, the colonisers were leaving the land and still play a heavy role in their former colony politics, culture, finances, and cognitive thinking. These are the attributes of what some theorists call postcolonialism. Postcolonialism is a difficult term to define because some of the features surrounding the word cause many theorists to wonder whether some locations are post-colonies or still colonies. Author Ania Loomba states, “Colonialism...was the vehicle for the export of Western...ideas” (2015:
Migration means leaving or abandoning something, and migration is also defined as the movement of individuals from place to place for the purpose of settling in the new place. A term that defines migration as the transition from the mother country to stability in another country, In which they move individually or collectively from their home country to a new home. Usually there are many conditions that lead to migration, such as the spread of civil or external wars in countries, or poor economic conditions, which are considered as triggers for migration. The countries of the Diaspora are keen to apply a range of legal and legislative mechanisms, which guarantee the protection and respect for the full rights of migrants. According to the general
Desh and Videsh: Be/Longingness in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine Diaspora is the movement of indigenous people or a population of a common people to a place other than the homeland. It can be voluntary or forced and usually the movement is to a place far from the original home. World history is replete with the instances about mass dispersion such as the expulsion of Jews from Europe, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the century long exile of the Messenia’s under Spartan rule. The term Diaspora carries with it a sense of displacement with a desire in the people to return to their homeland. Much of the literature available on the Indian Diaspora pertains to Indian migration, their socioeconomic and cultural experiences, experiences of adaptation, assimilation in the new culture with feeling of longing for past experiences.
First, migration is defined as the movement of people from one place to the other. The reasons for migrating are varied including search for employment, search for a better life, conflict in the home country, among other reasons. Immigration has transformed the United States as a nation throughout history, dating back over 400 years ago when the first immigrants stepped into the U.S soils (Ratha, Sanket, and Elina 66). Besides being an influential demographic drive for how the determining how the country and its people became what they are now, immigration has largely contributed to several of the economic, political as well as social processes that are the foundation of what the country is today. Migration Overview in the US Even though immigration has happened throughout American history, massive immigration has occurred during for major periods; including the peopling of the original colonies, westward growth during the mid 19th century, the rise of cities in the wake of the 20th century and finally, the period of the 1970’s that has persistent till today.
The essay also presents the difficulties encountered by immigrants in their host countries, which are often borne out of power dynamics in a “post-colonial world.” Embedded in the label immigrant is an otherness deriving from a previous location, place of origin, social identity, ethnic or racial identity, or national identity. These forms of otherness manifest themselves in different ways — through language or accent, skin colour, diet, mode of dressing, family values and sometimes employment. This label implies a permanent or prolonged relocation to a new environment” (Okome & Vaughan, 2012). There are three terms, which are often associated with migration. They are “immigrants”, “transnationalism” and “diaspora”.
Although those traveling to America came from contrasting origins, the trials and tribulations they endured were much the same. Reasons for immigration, arrival, living and working conditions, socialization, and increasing assimilation into the American culture were experiences common to all immigrating groups. These areas of adjustment and the ways in which they evolved illustrates typical "immigrant experiences" and proves that this was an era that truly shaped the evolution of the world. In general, factors pushing immigrants to emigrate from their own countries take on similar themes across groups. Fleeing religious persecution, seeking political asylum, and escaping economic hardships were just a few of the common situations that influenced the search for improvement in America.
Columbus is a good ex... ... middle of paper ... ...tives and misconceptions to be a part of their trips nations and their cultures will continue to be misrepresented. The negative aspects of travel are found in Columbus ‘exploration of the Americas, the conquest of Vietnam in the film The Apocalypse Now: Redux, Caribbean’s migration to London in The Lonely Londoners. But if travelers became more self aware perhaps more trips would be like self-defining like Stella’s in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Travel is an essential part of our lives and it will only be a positive part if we allow ourselves and our minds to be open to other nations and their cultures. Work Cited: The Apocalayse Now: Redux.Dir.Fracncis Ford Coppola.
• My focus for this paper is the marginalization of immigrants, refugees, and asylees in terms of the utilization of immigration detention centers as a method of deterrence, The marginality and exclusion experienced by immigrants and refugees is due to MARGINALIZATION & EXCLUSION The traditional nation state is what gives society and its’ citizens their sense of cohesiveness. It is then the duty of the nation state to protect its’ citizens and their interests, whilst providing health and social services to its members. The question then becomes, without a state, who is to protect your rights? When fleeing... ... middle of paper ... ...aised [insert something] • Through the underground economy • In order to • We need complete transparency of goes on inside these facilities. • Ideally, the dissolution of immigration detention facilities altogether would allow asylees full inclusion into society.
vi), hybridity involves an integration of two “relatively distinct forms, styles, cross-cultural contact or identities that often occurs across national borders, as well as cultural boundaries”. In colonial context, hybridity is closely related to Bhabha’s colonial mimicry. In fact, colonial mimicry results in the formation of hybrid identity. Bhabha states that “colonial mimicry is the desire for a reformed, recognizable Other, as a subject of difference that is almost the same, but not quite” (Bhabha, 1994, p. 122). Bhabha’s colonial mimicry is in the perspective of the colonized, to question the authority of the colonizer.