The Difference that Diaspora Makes: Thinking through the Anthropology of Immigrant Education in the United States



In this article, I examine the possibility of a productive dialogue between diaspora studies and the anthropology of immigrant education in the United States. Arguing that their respective views on the nation-state is a key source for their different orientations toward migrant social and cultural worlds, I nevertheless argue that an engagement between these two fields of study will yield more critical understandings of nationalism, the category of the “immigrant,” and multiculturalism within both these areas of scholarship.