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Caribbean Migration

Globalized Identities, 1st Edition

Edited by Mary Chamberlain


284 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


Introduction, Mary Chamberlain

Part 1: Re-thinking Diaspora

Cultural Diaspora: the Caribbean Case, Robin Cohen

Modes of Incorporation: Colonial Caribbean Migrants in Western Europe and the United States, Ramon Grosfoguel

Towards a Comparative Perspective on Caribbean Migration, ancy Foner

Part 2: Migration Narratives

Constructing Lives: Migration Narratives and Life Stories among Nevisians, Karen Fog Olwig

Genres of Migration, Selma Leydesdorff

Part 3: Ethnicity and Identity

The Legacy of Migration: Immigrant Mothers and Daughters and the Process of Intergenerational Transmission, Helma Lutz

Constructions of Ethnicity in the Diaspora: the Case of Three Generations of Surinamese-Javanese women in the Netherlands, Yvette Kopijn

Part 4: Family and Identity

The Delusive Continuities of the Dutch Caribbean Diaspora, Gert Oostindie

Family and Identity: Barbadian Migrants to Britain, Mary Chamberlain

Part 5: Caribbean Migration Cultures

Indians, Jamaicans and the Emergence of a Modern Migration Culture, Verene A. Shepherd

Barbadian Migrants in the Putumayo District of the Amazon, 1904-1911, Howard Johnson

Globalization and the Development of a Caribbean Migration Culture, Elizabeth Thomas-Hope

Part 6: Gender, Socialisation and Survival in Caribbean Communities

Trends in Levels of Caribbean Segregation, Great Britain, 1961-1991, Ceri Peach

Migration, Work and Gender: The Case of Post-war Labour Migration from the Caribbean to Britain, Margaret Byron

Compromise and Coping Strategies: Gender Issues and Caribbean Migration to France, Stephanie Condon

Strategies and Strategizing: The Struggle for Upward Mobility Among University Education Black Caribbean-born Men in Canada, Dwaine Plaza

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General