Alternation is an interdisciplinary academic peer-reviewed open access journal for policy makers, practitioners, and the research community, on the Arts and Humanities and related fields in Southern Africa. Each journal issue is thematic, and the product of an Alternation Research Group under the leadership of one or more of the members of the Alternation Editorial Committee. Alternation invites articles, and responses to articles of up to 10 000 words dealing with topics relevant to the contemporary scholarly significance of the academic comparative study of the Arts and Humanities. (Longer articles may also be considered for publication.) Book reviews between 1000-1200 words are also welcome.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Johannes A. Smit
Associate Editor: Prof. Nobuhle P. Hlongwa
Online ISSN: 2519-5476
Print ISSN: 1023-1757
Vol 24 No 1 (2017): 21st Century Geo-political Discourses on India’s Diaspora: Global Perspectives
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Diaspora studies endeavours to understand and describe transnational experiences of migration within an inter-disciplinary perspective among fields as diverse as literature and cultural studies, economics, anthropology, and sociology. Scholarly studies of migrations, as is present in diaspora criticism, are not, and cannot be, a system of ordered and forced rules or critical regulations. The fluctuating nature of the material, and the constantly changing quality of international evidence and private awareness, mean there cannot be and should not be any single, coherently determined method of diaspora inquiry. This means that diaspora studies, is, by its very nature, quite diverse, theoretically, as well as methodologically.