Diaspora Essay

416 WordsApr 22, 20122 Pages
Diaspora Space as discussed earlier is the intersection of borders where all the subjects and identities becomes juxtaposed or merged by placing together. Brah’s concept recognized and pointed out the challenges for the possibilities created by the discourses of power that attempt to distinguish people into two different of communities, marked by “them” and “us”. Unaware of the possibility of danger that this quick merging and celebration of hybridity might lead to disunity and certain reactionary responses by diasporic cultural practices. The dominant discourses of race, ethnicity, nation, class and gender remain in the lead and where the hold of colonialism remains in the hands of members of host nations. Phrases like cultural diversity, npluralism and multiculturalism are the terms used to hide/mask the reality of such powerful countries like America and Britain, which still continue with the inequalities either socio-political or economic experienced by the migrants. Dabydeen’s idea of the term Cultural diversity also unmasks the reality hidden under the apparent status it holds. The term cultural diversity here also masks the continuity in the separation of cultures in Western locations. Though living in a country marked by pluralism and multiculturalism, people stay confined within their own cells. Bhabha presents a different view, which is more theoretical. In his views the term misleads as it depicts separate, equitable co-existence of many cultures. In his view cultures are holistic and that cultures leak into each other but only at the signified boundaries of cultures but where meanings are misappropriated and misunderstood. Stuart Hall in his discussion of cultural differences, new communities and cultural diversity he places a question: How are new communities forged which do not homogenize people or ignore the difference between them; communities

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