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Authors:Kostas Maronitis: Department of Creative, Critical and Communication Studies, University of Greenwich, UK
Publication title:Threat and Defence: Diaspora and the Creation of Ethnoscapes
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:041
Abstract: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?
No. of pages:5
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Kostas Maronitis (2007). Threat and Defence: Diaspora and the Creation of Ethnoscapes, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007;article=041 (accessed 9/21/2014)