The Lebanese diasporic field

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dc.contributor.author Tabar, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-06T10:39:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-06T10:39:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1744-0521 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8014
dc.description.abstract What is a diaspora? Can it be distinguished from a ‘transnational community’? This paper discusses the Lebanese migrants abroad and their relationships with Lebanon by deploying the Bourdieusian concept of ‘field’. It argues that Bourdieu’s concept of field helps to capture the dynamic character of diasporic relations and the power relations that underpin them. It also enables the researcher to better delineate the boundary of a diasporic community and at the same time to treat this boundary as flexible enough to identify the specific terms for entering and exiting the ‘diasporic field’. It also argues that at a time when diasporic relations are cross-national, that specifically revolve around a real or imaginary ‘homeland’, they encompass individual, group and institutional actors that belong with varying degrees to the country of origin and the countries of settlement. Finally, the paper concludes that the ‘diasporic field’ is a useful analytical tool to capture the complexities of increasingly ubiquitous diasporic relations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Lebanese diasporic field en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the impact of sending and receiving states en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329060 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Immigrants & Minorities en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 256-275 en_US
dc.keywords Diaspora en_US
dc.keywords Diasporic field en_US
dc.keywords Transnationalism en_US
dc.keywords Diasporic capital en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/02619288.2016.1191358 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tabar, P. (2016). The Lebanese diasporic field: the impact of sending and receiving states. Immigrants & Minorities, 34(3), 256-275. en_US
dc.author.email ptabar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02619288.2016.1191358 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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