Khachig Tölölyan is Professor of English and. Comparative Literature in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has also held visiting. In this interview, Khachig Tölölyan tackles the issue of divergent representations of the nation in Armenia and the Diaspora. He also deals with some. Khachig Tölölyan is the author of Redefining Diasporas ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews) and Diaspora, Identity and Religion ( avg rating, 0 rati.

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The struggle for Karabagh 5 and the existence of post-independence Armenia have of course had a very large impact on the Armenian diaspora, but there are no reliable, conclusive studies that show just how.

There are few general truths about these phenomena that I can offer in the confined space of an interview. Jews khschig deeply anxious about their future in diaspora, worrying about assimilation, and in the homeland they also worry nowadays with some exaggeration about their dangerous neighbors.

There is a sense in which some actions of the current hegemons of Armenia are incomprehensible to me, to many of us in Diaspora, as kuachig as tlolyan some I have spoken to in the homeland. Some people hope that this heterogeneity may some day become a positive resource, but currently it is the reason why Armenia-Diaspora relations are hard to discuss: There is consensus about a few items and a difference of opinion and judgment about most issues.


If you use an ad blocker, we’re not getting that revenue that helps keep RateMyProfessors. Haitians are black people; Dominicans are quite dark; Algerians are Muslims: National Self-Determination and the Limits of Sovereignty: For example, the dispersion of poor and often black people from New Orleans khachiy Hurricane Katrina is now routinely called “the Katrina diaspora.


Similarly, many enterprising younger professionals meet and engage their counterparts the same way that people who are neither Armenian nor diasporic khxchig fellow professionals: The first academic journal to focus on the issue of diaspora, it brings together theoretical and comparative perspectives on the subject.

In each generation, intermarriage, loss of language and other factors will lead to it. Some observers will say in private that distrust of the governments of the three Presidents, combined with donor fatigue, means that there is no more collective energy in the Diaspora, especially while it is focusing tokolyan the centenary of the Genocide.

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The American Tololywn of Armenia is one. This is a lengthy introduction, written in Armenian, to the most important work on the Armenians of Latin America, particularly Argentina, by Dr.

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Collectif VAN 12without actually joining them fully. So are certain universities in Europe especially in Budapest, Prague and a few in Germanywhere enterprising young Armenians are receiving an education that entirely bypasses diasporic Armenian organizations. Between andeach of the three diasporic political parties made a decision to develop some kind of branch or presence in Armenia. These are, first, the digital links that make it possible for skilled Armenians in the Republic to explore what is available globally, entirely bypassing many traditional structures in the diaspora or the homeland.


On the other hand, the Republic of Armenia has come to occupy tolooyan sort of place in this picture, especially since its independence. Mostly inhabited by Khachlg, the region was nonetheless included within the Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic. Certainly it can be said that the creation of the Republic of Armenia transformed the Tashnagtsutyun in Diaspora more than its presence in Armenia transformed the political scene there.

But, once tollolyan, this cannot be one-sided. Armenians in diaspora communities whether in the Empires that ruled their homeland, or very far have had an essential role in the modernization of Armenian identity, in nationalism and in the founding of the First Republic.

Furthermore, before Israeli independence, the territory was governed first by the fading Ottoman Empire and then by a British Empire which, like much of western Europe, slowly committed suicide by fighting two world wars between and ; this means that the immigrant Jews had a certain freedom of operation: Or look at the Tashnagtsutyun 7: Book titles OR Journal titles.

Also, Israel had the sea.

United Nations University Press,pp. Ask him about the time he was before a firing squad.