Greek Diaspora and Migration Since 1700

Greek Diaspora and Migration Since 1700

Society, Politics and Culture

eBook - 2009
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The Greek diaspora is one of the paradigmatic historical diasporas and essentially now a modern phenomenon. Diaspora, exile and immigration represent three successive phases in Modern Greek history and they are useful vantage points from which to analyse changes in Greek society, politics and culture over the last three centuries. This volume charts the role of territorial displacements as social and cultural agents and examines their impact on communities, politics, institutional attitudes and culture. The aim is to map out the transformation of Greece from a largely homogenous society with a high proportion of emigrants to a more diverse society inundated by immigrants after the end of the Cold War. The originality of this book lies in the bringing together of diaspora, exile and immigration and its focus on developments both inside and outside Greece.

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

The Greek diaspora is one of the paradigmatic historical diasporas. Though some trace its origins to ancient Greek colonies, it is really a more modern phenomenon. Diaspora, exile and immigration represent three successive phases in Modern Greek history and they are useful vantage points from which to analyse changes in Greek society, politics and culture over the last three centuries. Embracing a wide range of case studies, this volume charts the role of territorial displacements as social and cultural agents from the eighteenth century to the present day and examines their impact on communities, politics, institutional attitudes and culture. By studying migratory trends the aim is to map out the transformation of Greece from a largely homogenous society with a high proportion of emigrants to a more diverse society inundated by immigrants after the end of the Cold War. The originality of this book lies in the bringing together of diaspora, exile and immigration and its focus on developments both inside and outside Greece.

Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2009
ISBN: 9780754693741
0754693740
0754666093
9780754666097
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Tziovas, Dēmētrēs

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