Caribbean Migrants

Environment and Human Survival on St. Kitts and Nevis

Author: Bonham C. Richardson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870493614

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 7775

Posted in History

Caribbean Migration

Globalized Identities

Author: Mary Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134707673

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 7292

This anthology represents important and original directions in the study of Caribbean migration. It takes a comparative perspective on the Caribbean people's migratory experiences to North America, Europe, and within the Caribbean. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the book discusses: * the causes of migration * the experiences of migrants * the historical, cultural and political processes * issues of gender and imperialism * the methodology of migration studies, including oral history.
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Caribbean Migration

Author: Elizabeth M. Thomas-Hope

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401269

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 2002

Originally published in 1992, this text considers out-migration from the Caribbean in an analytical manner. Its comparative approach, involving three islands (Jamaica, Barbados and St Vincent) and the range of micro-environments within those islands, is based on data from extensive surveys and in-depth interviews. Analysis of the migration process reflects the perspective of Caribbean potential migrants themselves.
Posted in Social Science

Double Passage

The Lives of Caribbean Migrants Abroad and Back Home

Author: George Gmelch

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472064786

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 6622

"Includes 13 oral life histories of Barbadian return migrants from Great Britain and North America, a sample roughly representative of all Barbadian returnees in terms of gender, class, and receiving countries. Histories and commentary treat the entire mi
Posted in Social Science

Decolonizing the Republic

African and Caribbean Migrants in Postwar Paris, 1946–1974

Author: Félix F. Germain

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1628952636

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8523

Decolonizing the Republic is a conscientious discussion of the African diaspora in Paris in the post–World War II period. This book is the first to examine the intersection of black activism and the migration of Caribbeans and Africans to Paris during this era and, as Patrick Manning notes in the foreword, successfully shows how “black Parisians—in their daily labors, weekend celebrations, and periodic protests—opened the way to ‘decolonizing the Republic,’ advancing the respect for their rights as citizens.” Contrasted to earlier works focusing on the black intellectual elite, Decolonizing the Republic maps the formation of a working-class black France. Readers will better comprehend how those peoples of African descent who settled in France and fought to improve their socioeconomic conditions changed the French perception of Caribbean and African identity, laying the foundation for contemporary black activists to deploy a new politics of social inclusion across the demographics of race, class, gender, and nationality. This book complicates conventional understandings of decolonization, and in doing so opens a new and much-needed chapter in the history of the black Atlantic.
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Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States

Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship

Author: Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez,Ramon Grosfoguel,Eric H Mielants

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592139566

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 1028

A novel and interdisciplinary volume on the dynamics of migration with comparative case studies of the Caribbean experience.
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Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080783582X

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 8738

Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age
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Post-war Caribbean Migration to Britain

The Unfinished Cycle

Author: Margaret Byron

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 4382

This book presents the first study of Caribbean migration to Britain which examines, in turn, the out migration from the Caribbean, settlement in Britain and the return element of the migration cycle.
Posted in Social Science

In Search of a Better Life

Perspectives on Migration from the Caribbean

Author: Ransford W. Palmer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275934095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 6276

This volume's contributors examine the factors that have motivated the historic movement of Caribbean people from their island economies; their social, economic, and cultural adaptation to their new environments; and the impact of the 1986 U.S. immigration laws. Among the issues discussed are the economic conditions that heralded the mass migration of Caribbean labor in the 19th century, differences in educational performance of immigrants in the U.S. and Britain, the characteristics of illegal migration from the Caribbean to the United States, and the tensions that arise as immigrant households adjust to their new environment.
Posted in Business & Economics

Blood Relations

Caribbean Immigrants and the Harlem Community, 1900-1930

Author: Irma Watkins-Owens

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210487

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 5533

In Blood Relations, Irma Watkins-Owens focuses on the complex interaction of African Americans and African Caribbeans in Harlem during the first decades of the 20th century. Between 1900 and 1930, 40,000 Caribbean immigrants settled in New York City and joined with African Americans to create the unique ethnic community of Harlem. Watkins-Owens confronts issues of Caribbean immigrant and black American relations, placing their interaction in the context of community formation. She draws the reader into a cultural milieu that included the radical tradition of stepladder speaking; Marcus Garvey's contentious leadership; the underground numbers operations of Caribbean immigrant entrepreneurs; and the literary renaissance and emergence of black journalists. Through interviews, census data, and biography, Watkins-Owens shows how immigrants and southern African American migrants settled together in railroad flats and brownstones, worked primarily at service occupations, often lodged with relatives or home people, and strove to "make it" in New York.
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Migration in Comparative Perspective

Caribbean Communities in Britain and France

Author: Margaret Byron,Stéphanie Condon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134388403

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1052

This book presents a comparative perspective on post-war Caribbean migration to Britain and France. Both migrations were responses to the link between former colonies and colonial powers. However, the movements of labor occurred within separately and differently evolving political contexts, affecting the migration outcomes. Today, Caribbean communities in Europe display complex features of continuity and change. Condon and Byron examine trends in migration patterns, household and family structures, social fields, employment and housing trajectories in detail. This systematic comparison with its innovative focus on gender and life-course, is an excellent addition to the existing literature on the Caribbean diaspora.
Posted in Social Science

New Caribbean Thought

A Reader

Author: Brian Meeks,Folke Lindahl

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401030

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 9163

The dawn of the twenty-first century is an opportune time for the people of the Caribbean to take stock of the entire experience of the past forty years since the ending of direct colonialism. The authors believe it is now time to chart our future by carefully learning the lessons of the recent past. This interdisciplinary collection is the first to cross traditionally restrictive disciplinary barriers to address the tough questions that face the Caribbean today. What went wrong with the nationalist project? What, if any, are the realistic options for a more prosperous Caribbean? What are to be the roles of race, gender and class in a more global, less national world? Meeks and Lindahl include thought-provoking articles from twenty-one respected thinkers in diverse fields of study. The groundbreaking articles include critiques of existing bodies of thought, reformulations of general theoretical approaches, policy-oriented alternatives for future development, and more. This book is a must for statesmen, academics and students of political theory, social theory, Caribbean studies, comparative gender studies, post-colonial studies, Marxism and Caribbean history and anyone interested
Posted in History

Family Love in the Diaspora

Migration and the Anglo-Caribbean Experience

Author: Mary Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351520350

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 7413

Colonial social policy in the British West Indies from the nineteenth century onward assumed that black families lacked morals, structure, and men, a void that explained poverty and lack of citizenship. African-Caribbean families appeared as the mirror opposite of the "ideal" family advocated by the white, colonial authorities. Yet contrary to this image, what provided continuity in the period and contributed to survival was in fact the strength of family connections, their inclusivity and support. This study is based on 150 life story narratives across three generations of forty-five families who originated in the former British West Indies. The author focuses on the particular axes of Caribbean peoples from the former British colonies of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, and Great Britain. Divided into four parts, the chapters within each present an oral history of migrant African-Caribbean families, demonstrating the varieties, organization, and dynamics of family through their memories and narratives. It traces the evolution of Caribbean life; argues how the family can be seen as the tool that helps transmit and transform historical mentalities; examines the dynamics of family life; and makes comparisons with Indo-Caribbean families. Above all, this is a story of families that evolved, against the odds of slavery and poverty, to form a distinct Creole form, through which much of the social history of the English-speaking Caribbean is refracted. "Family Love in the Diaspora" offers an important new perspective on African-Caribbean families, their history, and the problems they face, for now and the future. It offers a long overdue historical dimension to the debates on Caribbean families.
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Emigration and Brain Drain: Evidence from the Caribbean

Author: Prachi Mishra

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Brain drain

Page: 39

View: 4987

This paper quantifies the magnitude and nature of migration flows from the Caribbean and estimates their costs and benefits. The Caribbean countries have lost 10-40 percent of their labor force due to emigration to OECD member countries. The migration rates are particularly striking for the highskilled. Many countries have lost more than 70 percent of their labor force with more than 12 years of completed schooling-among the highest emigration rates in the world. The region is also the world's largest recipient of remittances as a percent of GDP. Remittances constituted about 13 percent of the region's GDP in 2002. Simple welfare calculations suggest that the losses due to high-skill migration (ceteris paribus) outweigh the official remittances to the Caribbean region. The results suggest that there is indeed some evidence for brain drain from the Caribbean.
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Migration and Development Within and Across Borders

Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration

Author: Josh DeWind,Jennifer Holdaway

Publisher: Hammersmith Press

ISBN: 9290684348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 7996

Posted in Business & Economics

The Company They Kept

Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807854068

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 9847

In the late nineteenth century, migrants from Jamaica, Colombia, Barbados, and beyond poured into Caribbean Central America, building railroads, digging canals, selling meals, and farming homesteads. On the rain-forested shores of Costa Rica, U.S. entrepr
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The West Indian Americans

Author: Holger Henke

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310096

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 750

The West Indian Americans captures the experiences of the diverse groups of immigrants to the United States since 1965. These English-speaking Caribbean immigrants have an increasing presence in this country, particularly in New York City. The differences between the various peoples of African, East Indian, or mixed ancestry, usually unacknowledged, are described here. Henke clearly relates who the groups are-from the Jamaicans to the Garifuna-why they left their homelands, how they have adapted and impacted this country, and the new challenges they face. Many notable West Indian Americans are profiled.
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Globalization and Neoliberalism

The Caribbean Context

Author: Thomas Klak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847685370

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 5207

How do recent trends toward globalization affect the Caribbean, a region whose suppliers, production, markets, and politics have been globalized for centuries? What is the status of neoliberal development policy in the Caribbean, where the rewards for belt tightening and economic opening have been slow in coming? How have Caribbean policy makers and citizens responded to and resisted the pressures to conform to the new rules of the global economy? Focusing these questions through the lens of political economy, the contributors of this volume explore the interaction among development, trade, foreign policy, the environment, tourism, gender relations, and migration in the Caribbean. With its global implications, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars from all disciplines who are concerned with the impact of development and globalization.
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Living at the Borderlines

Issues in Caribbean Sovereignty and Development

Author: Cynthia Barrow-Giles,Don D. Marshall

Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers

ISBN: 9766371482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 554

View: 508

"The idea that the Caribbean could be devolving downward in wealth, function and sovereignty has become a recurrent theme in both academic and popular literature. By focusing on some of the current issues facing Caribbean nation states, the editors and contributors to this volume hope to inform and contribute to the ongoing debate on the broad themes of Sovereignty and Development and the prospects for survival of Caribbean nation states in a globalised world. While some of the papers seek to describe and analyse the range and complexity of the challenge to national sovereignty and public policy autonomy, others focus on issues relating to small country size, gender and ethnic tensions, security, constitutional reform and regional integration. The result is a balanced perspective; the contributors do not gloss over the problem faced by the region. At the same time they do not present a hyper-pessimistic picture of Caribbean development prospects. What gives the collection a particular dynamism is the way in which the authors have challenged the terrain of political possibilities traditionally defined for small peripheral socities. "
Posted in Business & Economics