Critical geopolitics of Palestinian diasporas' autobiographical practice

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Abstract

This study examines the interplay between diasporic subjectivities and imaginative geographies through diasporic autobiographical practices. It is based on the work of Mourid Barghouti, chronicling his two homecoming experiences. The argument is advanced that the imaginative geographies that diasporas construct, and in which they live, are multi‐layered and embodied. Drawing on the discursive tradition of critical geopolitics, the study shows that imaginative geographies can be reconstructed through vignettes from diasporic autobiographies. In this study, the focus is on Barghouti’s different encounters during his homecoming experiences and how they gave rise to different imaginative geographies. At the end, the study contributes to the existing political geography literature by highlighting the value of autobiography as a geopolitical genre. Copyright © 2020 The Royal Geographical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArea
Early online dateMar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Mar 2020

Citation

Hui, L. H. D. (2020). Critical geopolitics of Palestinian diasporas' autobiographical practice. Area. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/area.12621

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