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The Domestic Abroad: Diasporas in International Relations

Latha Varadarajan


As even a cursory look at global politics today reveals, a large number of countries, including China, Mexico, Russia, India, Hungary, the Philippines, and Haiti, are actively involved in institutionalizing their relationships among groups constituted as their diasporas. Introducing the concept of the “domestic abroad,” this book argues that despite the existence of informal, and in some cases formal, links between diasporas and their homelands in the past, we are now witnessing a far more widespread and qualitatively different phenomenon. The production of the domestic abroad rests, first, on ... More

Keywords: domestic abroad, diaspora, neoliberal restructuring, hegemony, nationalism, colonialism, postcolonial, FICCI, India, Indian bourgeoisie, India Inc

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199733910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Latha Varadarajan, author
San Diego State University
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