Fall 2006

ISSN 1558-9855

VOL. 2, NO. 3

‘Diasporas and Transnational Politics’

Peacekeeping - MONUC

“Diasporas and Conflict” by Terrence Lyons

Lyons discusses the role of conflict-generated diasporas with regard to homeland conflicts, arguing that they cultivate a specific type of linkage where homeland territory takes on a high symbolic value and becomes a mobilization focal point.

developmentconf“What Drives Diasporas & Development?” by Lisa Brinkerhoff

Looking at the role of diasporas in development, Brinkerhoff explains the growing importance of diasporic groups and that policymakers are likely to take notice and further develop and professionalize their engagement with development and diasporas.

barbwire“Shifting Borders and Destinations: New Locations of Mexican Settlement” by Debra Shutika

Shutika draws from a local case study in Herndon, VA, to provide insight into the connection between the demand for immigrant labor, the development of new immigrant settlements, and the integration of former migrants into members of local communities.

covarrubias“1920s Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris” by Michelle Greet

Since the end of the colonial era, Latin American artists had endeavored to create local that was internationally relevant. Greet describes four Latin American artists to demonstrate diverse strategies to negotiate a place in the international art world .

humantrafficking“Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Psychological & Cultural Impacts” by Rita Chi-Ying Chung

Chi-Ying Chung analyzes cultural aspects that place Asian women in vulnerable situations of being trafficked for sexual exploitation and examines the short and long-term psychological impact of commercial sexual exploitation. 

boysruralmorocco“Globalization: Adolescent Experience in Kenya” by Pauline Ginsberg

Ginsberg argues that  providing enhanced connections among peers by expanding shared experience even when separated by geographic and social boundaries, media is more likely to undermine than enhance shared experience within families.

boyafrica“International Adoption, Globalization & Family Designs” by Linda Seligmann

According to Seligman, if the pace of transnational adoption continues, the subtle expansion of networks and communication may lead future generations to accept a broader range of family configurations as normative.