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Diasporic Diagrams book
This chapter describes the maps that are 'diasporic diagrams' of the agencies inherent in the particularities of spatial inhabitations. It attempts to map borders through emphasising the role of diasporic bodies in both producing borders and of being inscribed by them. The chapter describes the production of diasporic space using the concept of dispersed and overlapping territories that cause topological deformations to the actual lived space. This deformation refers to the way in which space, subjectivity and politics influence each other and are co-produced, foregrounding issues of difference and belonging. The diasporic subject is by condition political, both due to past events and present realities, and any mapping of diasporic territory therefore needs to engage with the ways in which the geopolitical realities of other places are inscribed on to the bodily practices of those in the diaspora.