Interview 5

The historical prototype of a diaspora is of course the Jews in the “dispersion” after the Second Jewish war. With the Jewish defeat in that war in 135 they were no longer allowed to live in Palestine, and were “dispersed” all over the Mediterranean world and further afield. It is true that also prior to that momentous event there had been permanent Jewish communities outside Palestine, but we nevertheless associate Jewish diaspora-ness with a people deprived of a homeland. Also some other diasporas conform to this understanding, for instance, the Polish diaspora in (primarily) Western Europe in the period between the eradication of the Polish-Lithuanian state in 1795 and the resurrection of modern Poland in 1919.
Diaspora, Diaspora Studies, Migration
  • To cite this article: Pål Kolstø (2021, January 26) Personal communication [Email interview], Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies, 1(1), 117-121, DOI: 10.52241/TJDS.2021.0011
Primary Language en
Subjects Sociology
Journal Section Interview

Author: Pål KOLSTØ
Institution: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo
Country: Norway

Dates Publication Date : March 30, 2021
APA Kolstø, P . (2021). Interview 5 . Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies , 1 (1) , 117-121 .

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