English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants

Transnational Identities

Author: Lear Matthews

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076186203X

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 5464

This book discusses the experience of English-speaking immigrants in the United States. Having examined contemporary adjustment concerns of Caribbean immigrants, the authors present research findings, critical analyses, and suggest possible solutions to social and psychological problems immigrants confront as their lives are influenced by both places of origin and destination.
Posted in Social Science

The West Indian Americans

Author: Holger Henke

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310096

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 7845

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.
Posted in History

The Health and Well-Being of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States

Author: Annette Mahoney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136379630

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 2791

The Health and Well-Being of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States is a timely addition to the knowledge base concerning the integration of this population into the fabric of American society. On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act, this book examines the relationship between immigrants from the Caribbean and the culture of the United States. This body of work provides resources for scholars and researchers and provides instrumental strategies for use in practice by counselors/social workers, curriculum developers, and immigration analysts. With this book, you will develop a new appreciation for the social capital immigrants bring with them, their adaptation to their new society, and the extent to which their distinctive characteristics promote or hinder their social mobility. Using tables, figures, and graphs, The Health and Well-Being of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States provides thorough analyses of broad-ranging issues and proposes viable solutions to the problems these immigrants face. In this important resource, expert educators, researchers, and community leaders address the unique challenges that affect this population, including: increased infant mortality rates increased HIV/AIDS among the Caribbean community the growing trend of violence and abuse among Caribbean and Caribbean-American youths the special needs of aging and elderly immigrants living in the United States the impact of the 1996 immigration legislation on Caribbean families The Health and Well-Being of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States paints a clear picture of how these citizens are coping with the social, economic, and political aspects of the American way of life. This guide offers new findings and insight into the reality of the diverse immigrant Caribbean population, setting the stage for establishing groundbreaking initiatives to develop better support services. Innovative community-based approaches and culturally specific prescriptive intervention models make this book an integral source for social scientists, human service professionals, and policymakers.
Posted in Medical

"Look for Me All Around You"

Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Louis J. Parascandola

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329870

Category: History

Page: 469

View: 2237

This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.
Posted in History

From Sea to Snow

A History of Caribbean (English-speaking) Immigrant Organizations in Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1940-1975

Author: Cedric Lynch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caribbean Americans

Page: 42

View: 2836

Posted in Caribbean Americans

Caribbean New York

Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race

Author: Philip Kasinitz

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801499517

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 4916

Since 1965, West Indians have been emigrating to the United States in record numbers, and to New York City in particular. Caribbean New York shows how the new immigration is reshaping American race relations and sheds much-needed light on factors that underlie some of the city's explosive racial confrontations. Philip Kasinitz examines how two forces—racial solidarity and ethnic distinctiveness—have helped to shape the identity of New York's West Indian community. He compares "new" (post-1965) immigrants with West Indians who arrived earlier in the century, and looks in detail at the economic, political, and cultural rules that Afro-Caribbean immigrants have played in the city during each period.
Posted in Social Science

U.S.-Caribbean Relations

Their Impact on Peoples and Culture

Author: Ransford W. Palmer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275958596

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 7446

Challenging the traditional focus on economic development, this book emphasizes the importance of people and culture in U.S.-Caribbean relations.
Posted in History

Childhood and Adolescence

Cross-cultural Perspectives and Applications

Author: Uwe Peter Gielen,Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567506600

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

View: 6046

Distinguished authors detail cross-cultural issues affecting youngsters, including parenting practices, gender role socialization, risk and resilience in childhood, and more. The text challenges existing beliefs about childhood development, offers current research on childrearing and socialization practices in diverse cultures, and examines social and educational policies as they relate to children and adolescents. Socialization practices within families, communities, and educational settings are included. This volume, which includes both field-based and experimental research, will appeal to practitioners, scholars, and students in the fields of child psychology, cross-cultural psychology, anthropology, sociology, child and family studies, and social work.
Posted in Psychology

Caribbean immigrants in the U.S.

the effects of race and language on earnings

Author: Teresa A. Sullivan,Greta Gilbertson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 44

View: 3115

Posted in Discrimination in employment

Rewriting the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean

Beyond Disciplinary and National Boundaries

Author: Robert L. Adams Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317850467

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 3946

This volume considers the African Diaspora through the underexplored Afro-Latino experience in the Caribbean and South America. Utilizing both established and emerging approaches such as feminism and Atlantic studies, the authors explore the production of historical and contemporary identities and cultural practices within and beyond the boundaries of the nation-state. Rewriting the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America illustrates how far the fields of Afro-Latino and African Diaspora studies have advanced beyond the Herskovits and Frazier debates of the 1940s. The book’s arguments complicate Herskovits’ insistence on Black culture being an exclusive reflection of African survivals, as well as Frazier’s counter-claim of African American culture being a result of slavery and colonialism. This collection of thought-provoking essays extends the concepts of diaspora and transnationalism, forcing the reader to reassess their present limitations as interpretive tools. In the process, Afro-Latinos are rendered visible as national actors and transnational citizens. This book was originally published as a special issue of African and Black Diaspora.
Posted in Social Science

The Other African Americans

Contemporary African and Caribbean Immigrants in the United States

Author: Yoku Shaw-Taylor,Steven A. Tuch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742540880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

View: 2211

Despite their growing presence, research on Caribbean and, especially, African immigrants has been scant. The scarcity of writings on these "other" African Americans contributes to the invisibility of these groups. The objective of this project is to broaden our understanding of these other African Americans. A focus on intra-racial dynamics among African Americans is important because of the ever-growing diversity of America's black population. The Other African Americans is an edited volume of original research that provides historical and contemporary information on African and Caribbean individuals and families. Each chapter addresses a particular topical area covering the most salient issues facing these immigrants to the U.S. today.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Next Generation

Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective

Author: Richard Alba,Mary C. Waters

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814707424

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

View: 8365

The Next Generation brings together top immigration scholars to explore how the integration of immigrants affects the generations that come after. The original essays explore the early beginnings of the second generation in the United States and Western Europe, showing that variations in second-generation trajectories are of the utmost importance for the future, for they will determine the degree to which contemporary immigration will produce either durable ethno-racial cleavages or mainstream integration.
Posted in Social Science

Other Immigrants

The Global Origins of the American People

Author: David Reimers

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814775349

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 1700

Publisher description: In Other immigrants, David M. Reimers offers the first comprehensive account of non-European immigration, chronicling the compelling and diverse stories of frequently overlooked Americans. Reimers traces the early history of Black, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants from the fifteenth century through World War II, when racial hostility led to the virtual exclusion of Asians and aggression towards Blacks and Hispanics. He also describes the modern state of immigration to the U.S., where Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians made up nearly thirty percent of the population at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Posted in History


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 8736

Posted in United States

New Immigrant Literatures in the United States

A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage

Author: Alpana Sharma Knippling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313289682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

View: 5922

Looks at literature, written since World War II, by immigrants to the United States.
Posted in Literary Criticism


The Ultimate Teen Guide

Author: Tatyana Kleyn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 238

View: 9800

As the future of our democratic society, youth from U.S.-born and immigrant backgrounds alike will need to make informed decisions on our diverse nation's behalf. To do so, young adults need to be provided with access to accurate information and varied perspectives about immigration. In Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Tatyana Kleyn (an immigrant herself) examines the myths and realities of immigration, as well as the laws and policies that regulate it. She explores a number of issues associated with immigration, including cultural clashes and discrimination, the debate on language, undocumented immigrants, and what it means to be an American. The book includes an overview of the nation's history with immigration, definitions of relevant terms, and recent statistical and demographic information. It also discusses why and how many immigrants make the journey to the United States. Other aspects the book addresses include undocumented immigrants and refugees/asylees, laws and policies that either support or hinder immigration, and how young immigrants can reconcile their competing identities. Aiming to generate a discussion on immigration with factual and contemporary information, real life stories, experiences, and quotes from teenagers and young adults, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide presents a comprehensive and engaging approach to informing readers about the varied ways immigration is experienced, viewed, and disputed.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

West Indian in the West

Self-representations in an Immigrant Community

Author: Percy Hintzen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814736005

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 9999

In dealing with the complex issues surrounding labor law, this volume analyzes the rapid, profound, and all - encompassing nature of change in the work place. The essays examine the politics of the modern working world and its relationship with the law. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, including articles from feminist and social justice theorists, this volume is a significant contribution to the worlds of law and industrial relations.
Posted in Social Science

African American Research Perspectives

An Occasional Report of the Program for Research on Black Americans, African American Mental Health Research Center, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

View: 8199

Posted in African Americans