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The Diasporic Condition

Ethnographic Explorations of the Lebanese in the World

Ghassan Hage

The Diasporic Condition

Ghassan Hage

248 pages | 1 halftones, 5 line drawings, 2 tables | 6 x 9
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226547060 Will Publish November 2021
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780226546902 Will Publish November 2021
E-book $26.99 ISBN: 9780226547237 Will Publish November 2021
Bridging the gap between migration studies and the anthropological tradition, Ghassan Hage illustrates that transnationality and its attendant cultural consequences are not necessarily at odds with classic theory.

In The Diasporic Condition, Ghassan Hage engages with the diasporic Lebanese community as a shared lifeworld, defining a common cultural milieu that transcends spatial and temporal distance—a collective mode of being here termed the “diasporic condition.” Encompassing a complicated transnational terrain, Hage’s long-term ethnography takes us from Mehj and Jalleh in Lebanon to Europe, Australia, South America, and North America, analyzing how Lebanese migrants and their families have established themselves in their new homes while remaining socially, economically, and politically related to Lebanon and to each other.
 
At the heart of The Diasporic Condition lies a critical anthropological question: how does the study of a particular socio-cultural phenomenon expand our knowledge of modes of existing in the world? As Hage establishes what he terms the “lenticular condition,” he breaks down the boundaries between “us” and “them,” “here” and “there,” showing that this lenticular mode of existence increasingly defines everyone’s everyday life.
Contents
Preface
Introduction
One Lebanese Capitalism and the Emergence of a Transnational Mode of Existence
Two On Being Propelled into the World: Existential Mobility and the Migratory Illusio
Three Diasporic Anisogamy
Four From Ambivalent to Fragmented Subjects
Five On Diasporic Lenticularity
Six Lenticular Realities and Anisogamic Intensifications
Seven The Lebanese Transnational Diasporic Family
Eight Diaspora and Sexuality: A Case Study
Nine Diasporic Jouissance and Perverse Anisogamy: Negotiated Being in the Streets of Beirut
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 
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