The Greek diaspora in a globalised world


  • George Kanarakis Charles Sturt University



The term diaspora, carrying a sense of displacement as a result of emigration, has become a key word in today’s globalised world and it represents, semantically and conceptually, a quite complex and fluid notion. Especially in post-World War II times it has experienced more expansion and in the past two decades it has proliferated in a range of directions to accommodate political, cultural and even interdisciplinary agendas. Within this context, the present article aims at providing a cohesive account of the dynamics of the Greek diaspora, both as a historical and immigrant phenomenon. For a comprehensive picture, this article reflects on the energy, character, demographic situation, causes and community organisations of the Greek diaspora in its transnational frame of reference.