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

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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: 7112

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

Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838136

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.
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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

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"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
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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

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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

Globalized Identities

Author: Mary Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134707673

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 4251

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 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: 9285

A novel and interdisciplinary volume on the dynamics of migration with comparative case studies of the Caribbean experience.
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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: 2594

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.
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Caribbean Circuits

New Directions in the Study of Caribbean Migration

Author: Patricia R. Pessar

Publisher: Center Migration Studies


Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 8380

Includes statistics.
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Blood Relations

Caribbean Immigrants and the Harlem Community, 1900-1930

Author: Irma Watkins-Owens

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210487

Category: History

Page: 238

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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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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: 4802

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

South–South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development

Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East

Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135076669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 8951

This ground-breaking book is one of the first to analyse the important phenomenon of South-South educational migration for refugees. It focuses particularly on South-South scholarship programmes in Cuba and Libya, which have granted free education to children, adolescents and young adults from two of the world’s most protracted refugee situations: Sahrawis and Palestinians. Through in-depth multi-sited fieldwork conducted with and about Sahrawi and Palestinian refugee students in Cuba and Libya, and following their return to the desert-based Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria and the urban Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, this highly pertinent study brings refugees’ views and voices to the forefront and sheds a unique light on their understandings of self-sufficiency, humanitarianism and hospitality. It critically assesses the impact of diverse policies designed to maximise self-sufficiency and to reduce both brain drain and ongoing dependency upon Northern aid providers, exploring the extent to which South-South scholarship systems have challenged the power imbalances that typically characterise North to South development models. Finally, this very timely study discusses the impact of the Arab Spring on Libya’s support mechanisms for Sahrawi and Palestinian refugees, and considers the changing nature of Cuba’s educational model in light of major ongoing political, ideological and economic shifts in the island state, asking whether there is a future for such alternative programmes and initiatives. This book will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of migration studies, refugee studies, comparative education, development and humanitarian studies, international relations, and regional studies (Latin America, Middle East, and North Africa).
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Caribbean Migration to New York

Author: Elsa Chaney,Constance L. Sutton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 395

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Caribbean Journeys

An Ethnography of Migration and Home in Three Family Networks

Author: Karen Fog Olwig

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339946

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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Caribbean Journeys is an in-depth ethnographic analysis of the cultural meanings of migration and home in three families of West Indian origin whose members are dispersed throughout the Caribbean, North America and Great Britain. Moving migration studies beyond its current focus on sending and receiving societies, Karen Fog Olwig makes migratory family networks the locus of her analysis. For the people whose lives she traces, being "West Indian" is not necessarily rooted in ongoing visits to their countries of origin, or in ethnic communities in the receiving countries, but rather in family narratives and the maintenance of family networks. The three families whose extended networks Olwig traces forward in time migrated more than sixty years ago. They left distinct West Indian islands and social, economic and cultural backgrounds. One family was part of the middle-class in a small British colonial town in Jamaica. Another had its roots in the French Creole rural communities in Dominica and the third family was from an African-Caribbean village of small farmers and fishermen on Nevis. Olwig interviewed approximately 150 family members living under highly varied social and economic circumstances in locations ranging from California to Leeds, Nova Scotia to Florida, and New Jersey to southern England. Through her conversations with several generations of these far-flung families, she gives insight into each family's educational, occupational, and socio-economic trajectories. Olwig contends that terms such as "Caribbean diaspora" wrongly assume a culturally homogeneous homeland. As she demonstrates in Caribbean Journeys, anthropologists who want a nuanced understanding of how migrants and their descendants perceive their origins and identities must focus on interpersonal relations rather than on collectivities and intimate spheres rather than public ones.
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Blurred Borders

Transnational Migration Between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807834971

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 9831

Blurred Borders
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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: 9780807862230

Category: History

Page: 320

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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. entrepreneurs and others established vast banana plantations. Over the next half-century, short-lived export booms drew tens of thousands of migrants to the region. In Port Limon, birthplace of the United Fruit Company, a single building might house a Russian seamstress, a Martinican madam, a Cuban doctor, and a Chinese barkeep--together with stevedores, laundresses, and laborers from across the Caribbean. Tracing the changing contours of gender, kinship, and community in Costa Rica's plantation region, Lara Putnam explores new questions about the work of caring for children and men and how it fit into the export economy, the role of kinship as well as cash in structuring labor, the social networks that shaped migrants' lives, and the impact of ideas about race and sex on the exercise of power. Based on sources that range from handwritten autobiographies to judicial transcripts and addressing topics from intimacy between prostitutes to insults between neighbors, the book illuminates the connections between political economy, popular culture, and everyday life.
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Emigration and Brain Drain: Evidence from the Caribbean

Author: Prachi Mishra

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Brain drain

Page: 39

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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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The West Indian Americans

Author: Holger Henke

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310096

Category: History

Page: 182

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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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