Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

2020 Edition
| Editors: David A. Leeming

Psychology of Diaspora

  • Sajaudeen ChapparbanEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24348-7_200179

There could be a migration without diaspora, but there cannot be diaspora without migration; therefore, diaspora is a post-migration phenomenon. It starts formulating once the migration takes place from one sociocultural setting to an/other sociocultural setting/s. Sociocultural setting is attachment with feeling, memories, and familiarities with the things which an individual loved and experiences at the primary stage of life. This similarity can span to a settlement category such as a locality, city, region, state, country, or continent. It varies from place to place depending upon sociocultural similarities and dissimilarities. It can also be a setting which is marked by social category and a dominance of that particular category be it race, culture, religion, ethnicity, and language group which also constitutes the identity of a settlement category. If a person migrates from one sociocultural setting to another sociocultural setting, she/he experiences a differencein the host...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Diaspora StudiesCentral University of GujaratGandhinagarIndia