Diaspora as Translation and Decolonisation

For the social scientist – if identities are constituted and negotiated, and other cultures are always in hybridization – then centering discussions of diaspora-and-hybridity doesn’t take us as far as I’d like to go.

Ipek Demir, 2022

I think we need to challenge north-centric understandings of migration diaspora, and also ethnic diversity, because these north-centric approaches, they are often unable to see others, for example the colonized or racialized diasporas as sources of ideas and concepts. They fail to recognize that racialized diasporas in the global north, through their struggles, have actually conceptually and practically expanded ideas about equality and freedom.

Ipek Demir, 2022

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