This collection of essays provides both critical and interdisciplinary means for thinking across diasporic travels within the Portuguese experience and its intersection with other peoples and cultures. The chapters are organized into four sections and offer rich, diverse, and insightful studies that provide a conceptualization of the Portuguese diaspora with special attention to the importance of cross-cultural interferences and influences. Within this framework, and from a variety of perspectives, some of the chapters depict identity-formation paths among Portuguese Jews and Luso-Indians in Australia, as well as the historical, cultural, and literary interplay among Portuguese and other diasporas in Goa, the West Indies, and Brazil. Other chapters analyze Portuguese-American literature and poetry, whereby the intersection of memory, dual identity, and place are meticulously explored. The last section of the book addresses Portuguese writers and poets who lived through (in)voluntary exile or were dislocated to Europe and Asia, and how their diasporic conditions interface with their textualized narratives. Place and memory as means of reconstructing a fragmented existence, in the writings of exiled writers, are also explored. The volume closes with a chapter on Portuguese illegal migration to France. The studies herein open new lines of inquiry into diaspora studies.
About the Editors
Irene Maria F. Blayer holds a PhD in Romance linguistics from the University of Toronto, and is Full Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University, Canada.
Dulce Maria Scott holds a PhD in sociology from Brown University, and is Full Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Anderson University, Indiana, United States.
- Title: Intersecting Diaspora Boundaries – Portuguese Contexts
- Editors:Irene Maria F. Blayer and Dulce Maria Scott
- Publisher: Peter Lang Academic Publisher
- Date of Publication: 28 Abr, 2016
- Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas
- Language: English
Source: Peter Lang Academic Publisher