Diaspora of diaspora: Adyge-Abkhaz returnees in the ancestral homeland

Erciyes, Cemre (2008) Diaspora of diaspora: Adyge-Abkhaz returnees in the ancestral homeland. Diaspora: a journal of transnational studies, 17 (3). pp. 340-361. ISSN 1044-2057

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Abstract

Focusing on the diasporic characteristics shown by ancestral return migrants, this case study looks at the Abkhaz-Adyge (Circassian) returnees from Turkey to the Caucasus and how they become the “diaspora of the diaspora.” The next generations of diasporans continue to dream of return, and, with recent developments in communication technologies and cheaper transportation, many find ways to realize this dream. There are many different forms of return, but some “return-migrate” and settle in an unfamiliar ancestral home. The relocation creates new experiences as the homeland turns out to be very different from that which they imagined, and the return migration is transformed into a new form of migrant experience that, in fact, produces renewed diasporic characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: diaspora, return migration, adyge-abkhaz
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration
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Depositing User: Cemre Erciyes
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2017 15:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60844

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