File spoon-archives/seminar-13.archive/south-asian-women_1995-1996/seminar-13.nov95-mar96, message 118

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 13:50:02 +0000 (GMT)
To: seminar-13-AT-jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
Subject: Diaspora

I am right now sitting on the fence of a great semiotic divide.... to be 
gulped up on both sides in a sea of inconsistency.  But seriously folks, 
what do you all think of using the term Diaspora to refer to South 
Asians?  Does it work?  Do the notions of a homeland render it useless 
for the second generation?  Is it only applicable for the Jewish people?  
Then what about a South Asian Jewish person?  

I have more questions than answers, but would be intersted in others 
sharing their questions/thoughts/oppositions/support on the use of this 



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