|One controversial concept that contemporary debates on difference politics
and community ethics have spotlighted and thereby influenced contemporary cultural criticism is the re-vision of diaspora. Unlike traditional diaspora, contemporary diaspora tends to be structured by complex configurations, high mobility, and internal contradictions. It has contributed greatly to the ongoing desiring machine disposition of “the coming people” due to its structural invention and promises of “becoming-Other.” Yet, if diasporic subjectivity is structured to articulate a normative position to come, it should be “negotiated” between politics and ethics. Such an ethico-political desiring structure must be able to cope with contemporary paradoxical double desires of the diasporic subject per se—the fear of totality being transformed into a desire for separation as the infinite rupture of totality while, at the same time, separation being a desire for the very possibility of intimate relationships with the Other. By using Deleuze and Guattari’s political theory and Levinas’s ethical theory, this paper explores the “negotiated space” of contemporary diasporic double desires as well as its structure and examples in terms of difference politics and communal ethics in the 21th century.