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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 11/28/2015)