IndianDiasporic Communities in a people-centered perspective: Exploring Belonging, Marginality and Transnationalism

Rashmi Singla, P.K. Shajahan, Sujata Sriram

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(Indian) Diasporic Communities in a people-centered perspective: Exploring Belongings, Marginalities and Transnationalism by Rashmi Singla, P.K. Shajahan & Sujata SriramThe Indian diaspora across the globe is approximately 30 million strong, and is undergoing major transformations. This chapter focuses on the Indian diaspora, in Denmark, and the United States of America.. The historical and policy related aspects contextualize the experiences of members of the transnational community.The theoretical frameworks in the chapter include diasporic subjective processes of dispersal, connectedness (Dufoix, 2008) and processes of multiple inclusion/ exclusion and ambivalences in the notion of belonging (Kalra et al. 2005). Furthermore transnational linkages between India (desh) and the Indian diaspora abroad (videsh) through multiple means, including on-line technology are explored.The first person voices of the diasporics illustrate the people centered approach as a methodological orientation. The empirical cases (Singla, 2008, 2015, Sriram, 2014) are based on qualitative- in-depth interviews with families and young people and diasporics in exogamous marriages with Danish spouses (mixed couples). The results show a nuanced understanding of belongings and marginalities of Indian diasporics through double belongings, negotiations, virtual interconnections as well as exclusion from various groups in the country of origin and in the country of residence. Finally the chapter provides some suggestions for promoting interconnections, communication and linkages between the Indian diaspora and India.

Key words: Indian diaspora, policies, interconnections, double belongings, inclusion/ exclusion, marginalities, promoting linkages

References:Dufoix, S. (2008) Diasporas, Berkley, University of California PressKarla, V, Kaur, R. & Hutnyk, J (2005) Diaspora & Hybridity New Delhi: SageSingla, Rashmi (2008) Now And Then - Life Trajectories, Family Relationships and Diasporic Identities: A follow-up Study of Young Adults Copenhagen, The Copenhagen Studies in BilingualismSingla, R.(2015) Intermarriage, Mixed Parenting, Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing “Crossover Love” Basingstoke : Palgrave MacmillanSriram, S. (2014). Negotiating Identities in Immigrant Families: Indian Muslim Youth in the United States of America. In S. Salvatore, A. Gennaro, J. Valsiner (Eds.) Multicentric Identities in a Globalizing World, Information Age Publishing, incorporated (Idiographic Science, Vol. 5)

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPeople Centered Social Innovation : Global perspectives on an emerging paradigm
RedaktørerSwati Banerjee, Stephen Carney, lars Hulgård
Antal sider178
Vol/bind3
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato1 jan. 2020
Sider156
Kapitel8
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-8153-9217-0
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-351-12102-6
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2020
NavnRoutledge Studies in Socail Enterpreise & Social Innovation
Vol/bind3

Emneord

  • Indian diaspora,
  • policies,
  • double belongings,
  • inclusion/ exclusion,
  • marginalities,
  • promoting linkages

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Singla, R., Shajahan, P. K., & Sriram, S. (2020). IndianDiasporic Communities in a people-centered perspective: Exploring Belonging, Marginality and Transnationalism. I S. Banerjee, S. Carney, & L. Hulgård (red.), People Centered Social Innovation: Global perspectives on an emerging paradigm (Bind 3, s. 156). London: Routledge. Routledge Studies in Socail Enterpreise & Social Innovation, Bind. 3
Singla, Rashmi ; Shajahan, P.K. ; Sriram, Sujata. / IndianDiasporic Communities in a people-centered perspective: Exploring Belonging, Marginality and Transnationalism. People Centered Social Innovation: Global perspectives on an emerging paradigm . red. / Swati Banerjee ; Stephen Carney ; lars Hulgård. Bind 3 London : Routledge, 2020. s. 156 (Routledge Studies in Socail Enterpreise & Social Innovation, Bind 3).
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IndianDiasporic Communities in a people-centered perspective: Exploring Belonging, Marginality and Transnationalism. / Singla, Rashmi; Shajahan, P.K. ; Sriram, Sujata.

People Centered Social Innovation: Global perspectives on an emerging paradigm . red. / Swati Banerjee; Stephen Carney; lars Hulgård. Bind 3 London : Routledge, 2020. s. 156.

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Singla R, Shajahan PK, Sriram S. IndianDiasporic Communities in a people-centered perspective: Exploring Belonging, Marginality and Transnationalism. I Banerjee S, Carney S, Hulgård L, red., People Centered Social Innovation: Global perspectives on an emerging paradigm . Bind 3. London: Routledge. 2020. s. 156. (Routledge Studies in Socail Enterpreise & Social Innovation, Bind 3).