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Cosmopolitan Connections: The Sindhi Diaspora, 1860 - 2000

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This volume looks at a diasporic community of Indian traders. It draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community which are reproduced across space through processes such as the circulation of women and family visiting. These ties have their counterpart in the economic sphere which is characterised by sets of translocal trading linkages, credit relations, and a heightened knowledge of markets and a readiness to explore them. A model for the relation between mobility and commerce is thus explored.The book, which includes a number of maps and original photographs, is ground-breaking in that it uses the technique of 'multi-sited ethnography', in which data from different sites are juxtaposed into a broad synthesis. It is geared towards a broad audience.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction
1 The Challenge of Translocal Ethnography
2 Locating Hindu Sindhis: Roots and Routes of Diaspora
3 Sindhi Cosmopolitans
4 Sindwork, ca 1860 to the Present
5 Localities and Histories
6 The Meaning of Corporacy
7 Cosmopolitans in Business
8 Towards an Integrative Model of Commerce and Diaspora
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
Illustrations

Portrait

Mark Anthony Falzon, Ph.D. (2001) in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge and a Lecturer at the University of Malta. His research interests include migration, diaspora, South Asia, and the anthropology of emotions.
EAN: 9789004140080
ISBN: 9004140085
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 294 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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