Global Diasporas w/ Robin Cohen and Steven Taylor
A Story Club: Global Cultures is a new programme broadcasting every week live on FB from San Franciso, Dehra Dun (India), and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.
Our first episode of Season 1 is on the theme "Global Diasporas".
Are you part of a Diaspora? African, Indian, Chinese, French, Arab, Chinese, Irish, etc.?
In this election season, questions of race, identity, nationalism, loyalty and ancestry inevitably arise.
How can we think about Diaspora in a Global Perspective, so we can put our debates in a larger context, and work out our issues productively?
My guests are Professor Robin Cohen from the University of Oxford (author of Global Diasporas: An Introduction (1997, with many subsequent editions and translations)
Professor Steven Taylor from American University, author of "Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators: African Americans in Ghana".