Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Threat and Defence: Diaspora and the Creation of Ethnoscapes

Title:
Threat and Defence: Diaspora and the Creation of Ethnoscapes
Author:
Kostas Maronitis: Department of Creative, Critical and Communication Studies, University of Greenwich, UK
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
041
Pages:
387-391
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Drawing from Manuel Castells’ assertion that in a network society “a logic of flows has replaced a logic of structures”; this paper examines the (re) formation of the idea of national space and national identity in relation to the socio-cultural phenomenon of Diaspora of Kazakhstani and Albanians in Greece as depicted in the films of Constantine Giannaris (“At the Edge of the City”; “Hostage”). Giannaris’ cinema is analysed through the Deleuzian concept of the “assemblage”; which denies the existence of two (or three; or…) distinctive components of cultural interaction and at the same time acknowledges the multiple intermediate components of a dialogue between “host” and “visitor” where youth subcultures; sexuality; public transport and working environments constitute a volatile and instable ethnoscape best described in terms of deterritorilisation and reterritorilisation. How does the ethnoscape constitute a threat to traditional notions of national space and identity? What are the defence mechanisms of these traditional notions within the ethnoscape?

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Kostas Maronitis
Title:
Threat and Defence: Diaspora and the Creation of Ethnoscapes
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Kostas Maronitis
Title:
Threat and Defence: Diaspora and the Creation of Ethnoscapes
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