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Diaspora och suveräniteten - en begynnande arkeologi över diaspora

Gustafsson, Daniel LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Taking as its point of departure Agamben's notion of the nation as that figure of ”bare life” upon which sovereignty in modernity has been invested, this essay represents some first steps towards a foucauldian archeology of diaspora. Through such an approach it is suggested that a more full understanding of the complex relation between nation, state and territory can be acquired. The essay thus seeks to chart the mode of appearance of this phenomenon within academic discourse and to understand to what extent the notion of diaspora carries with it implications for state sovereignty and legitimacy. It is argued that the category of ethno-national diasporas constitutes a dominant discursive strategy within the wider discurive formation on... (More)
Taking as its point of departure Agamben's notion of the nation as that figure of ”bare life” upon which sovereignty in modernity has been invested, this essay represents some first steps towards a foucauldian archeology of diaspora. Through such an approach it is suggested that a more full understanding of the complex relation between nation, state and territory can be acquired. The essay thus seeks to chart the mode of appearance of this phenomenon within academic discourse and to understand to what extent the notion of diaspora carries with it implications for state sovereignty and legitimacy. It is argued that the category of ethno-national diasporas constitutes a dominant discursive strategy within the wider discurive formation on diaspora. It is also argued that this notion of diaspora implies an emphasis on descent and affinity by birth. It is suggested that the concept of diaspora maintains the logic of the nation-state in a relation of ”inclusive exclusion” thus attributing to it a degree of sovereignty and legitimacy. (Less)
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Gustafsson, Daniel LU
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STVK01 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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diaspora, arkeologi, Foucault, suveränitet
language
Swedish
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1968460
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2011-06-20 14:30:09
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  abstract     = {Taking as its point of departure Agamben's notion of the nation as that figure of ”bare life” upon which sovereignty in modernity has been invested, this essay represents some first steps towards a foucauldian archeology of diaspora. Through such an approach it is suggested that a more full understanding of the complex relation between nation, state and territory can be acquired. The essay thus seeks to chart the mode of appearance of this phenomenon within academic discourse and to understand to what extent the notion of diaspora carries with it implications for state sovereignty and legitimacy. It is argued that the category of ethno-national diasporas constitutes a dominant discursive strategy within the wider discurive formation on diaspora. It is also argued that this notion of diaspora implies an emphasis on descent and affinity by birth. It is suggested that the concept of diaspora maintains the logic of the nation-state in a relation of ”inclusive exclusion” thus attributing to it a degree of sovereignty and legitimacy.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Daniel},
  keyword      = {diaspora,arkeologi,Foucault,suveränitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Diaspora och suveräniteten - en begynnande arkeologi över diaspora},
  year         = {2011},
}