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This paper formed the inaugural lecture at the launch of the Oxford Diasporas Programme in June 2011. It explores the contradictions and complexities of three ‘formative binaries’ – between dispersion and diaspora, the subjective and objective aspects of the diasporic experience, and the differences between home and homeland.

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Type

Working paper

Publisher

International Migration Institute

Publication Date

26/04/2012

Volume

55

Total pages

14

Keywords

diaspora, dispersion, homeland