Diasporas in the city: memories, representations and institutions.
Mediterranean Europe, 14th-18th century.
Roma, September 26 and 27,2019
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Since the 1990s, questions surrounding diasporas have been investigated in sociology and history. Studies have shown that diasporic groups are formed less by their common inheritance of an “essential” identity (e.g. ethnic, religious, national) and more by the choice of their members to recognise points in common, to build a membership based on relational, social and political aspects. While the concept of the diaspora, and even more so that of the trading diaspora, have been discussed and questioned in recent works (Dufoix 2011, Calafat and Goldblum 2012), here we adopt as a first approach a global definition of the diaspora, as groups of individuals sharing a foreign origin, dispersed and attached to different places, but united by the same sentiment of belonging and a memory linked to an original space from which they are distant. Continuer la lecture de Diasporas in the city: memories, representations and institutions – CFP