Research paper, abstract: Since the beginning of the 21st century, the expression “Nepalese diaspora” has increasingly been used by the Nepalese government, expatriates, reporters and intellectuals. The Nepalese diaspora, or those who speak on behalf of it, occupies a growing amount of Nepalese public space, especially on the Internet. Taking into account the performativity of the term “diaspora”, the author tries to understand how Nepalese diasporic websites are the sign and conditions of an “incipient diaspora”. Analysis of authoritative websites and links between different websites helps understand the structure of the Nepalese diaspora and the issues at stake.
Read full paper (pdf)Publish date: 06/09/2012
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