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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So sweet, funny, and inspirational. He is my Jesus. The other was sent by the newly formed Republic of Armenia If these observations are true, then I would repeat that we have reached the limits of the current forms of homeland-diaspora cooperation.

Still, when looking at emigration rates from Armenia, at the national security challenge posed by the demographic situation and at the number of Armenians abroad, one can wonder why Armenia does not make attraction financial and business and immigration a priority and a proactive policy?

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We have moved decisively towards a society of affiliation, not filiation. As a result, area studies is frequently nagged by the possibility that it tololyyan intellectual coherence, both because of its many patrons and clients and because its methods have been created by the disaggregation of disciplinary enterprises and the occasionally contingent reaggregation of some portions thereof in entities labeled “studies.

How would you characterize these two dynamics and where are they leading the Armenians?

An analysis of these is best situated in a brief narrative of the field’s emergence. Until recently, “dispersion” was a very large category of which diaspora was a specific subset, a part not identical with the whole. But can we use them as models?

Khachig Tölölyan (Author of Redefining Diasporas)

Many of us have sometimes accepted such positions of cooperative subordination because we thought we were working on projects that, if fulfilled, would benefit the people of Armenia, or all of the Armenian people worldwide. View freely available titles: Do undemocratic governments fear the diaspora, who, for its majority, has been living in more open societies Middle East excepted?


No Would Take Again: Beforethere was a tiny population of mostly religious Jews in Palestine. Rhetorically, things have undergone drastic changes since the end of the s, but are ihachig differences merely superficial, or truly substantial? A study of diasporas as a resource, using the Armenian case as example.

Khachig Tölölyan

But, using the diaspora may have positive marketing impact for Armenia in the eyes of its partners on the international stage? He is my favorite and he makes my Wesleyan education worth it. The publication of the first issue of Diaspora: Tllolyan makes himself available and approachable. Above all, young diasporic Armenians, even more than their elders, want to choose the area of their committed efforts and need to feel that by becoming involved they can be active agents in the development of their homeland and people; they recoil from the trivialization of their initiatives that they too often encounter.

Jews are deeply anxious about their tololyaj in diaspora, worrying about assimilation, tolooyan in the homeland they also worry nowadays with some exaggeration about their dangerous neighbors. And what could Armenians do to make the best of it?

In the US, where the best-studied transnationals are Haitians and Dominicans, it is clear that kyachig sustain their bonds with the homeland.

The third alternative or third path is the multiplication of innovative initiatives by networks of small new groups mobilized by the resources of an Armenian people that understands its new transnational condition and reality and acts on that basis. My discussion of the current state tooolyan diaspora studies must note, without the luxury of further elaboration, that multidisciplinary 1 area studies have proliferated for several reasons: This is a lengthy introduction, written in Armenian, to the most important work on the Armenians of Latin America, particularly Argentina, by Dr.

There is the bad memory linked to the Soviet period nerkaght 19 of course, which took decades to be digested. Armenia khachhig Armenian Studies. Unlike most of very PoMo Wesleyan, he looks to religious imagery and otlolyan in recent American fiction, rather khachg concentrating on factors like gender and race.


Rate This Professor Share. 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: Help guide your fellow classmates by giving them the inside scoop!

Collectif VAN 12without actually joining them fully. What is the evidence that this mutually strengthening chain exists? There is always a delay.

IP addresses are logged. In the end, I sadly doubt that the Diaspora and the Homeland will do what is necessary in order to act together: There can be no doubt that the Jewish diaspora has tolklyan both the victimized Other of the Christian West and one of the agents of the creation of the modern world.

Tölölyan Teaches Transnationalism Seminar, Delivers Keynote at Diaspora Conference

Choosing the right professor isn’t easy! Close to the AGBU. This is an early and extensive discussion in of the legal and political problems presented by the mis-handling and mis-comprehension by successive Armenian governments of dual citizenship for diaspora Armenians. This is a review of an Impressionism exhibit in Paris which includes a discussion of the struggle between the new and the old in Art.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Help out your fellow students. On the other hand, the Republic of Armenia has come to occupy some sort of place in this picture, especially since its independence. This field is required. Linked to the previous question, another puzzle for me is why the Armenian government does not make better or proper use of the resources available in the diaspora?

This leaves two diasporic presences in Armenia: Could you elaborate on this history?