By Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez, Ramon Grosfoguel, Eric H Mielants
Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the us contains a diversified workforce of students from throughout educational disciplines learning the transnational paths of Caribbean migration. How has the colonial direction of the Caribbean prompted migration in regards to strength family members, ethnic identities and transnational strategies? via a sequence of case stories, the members to this quantity research the reviews of Caribbean immigrants to Spain, France, the uk and the Netherlands in addition to the us. They convey the demographic, socioeconomic, political and cultural influence migrants have, in addition to their position within the improvement of transnational social fields. Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the USA additionally examines how contrasting discourses of democracy and racism, xenophobia and globalization form matters referring to citizenship and identification. participants: Elizabeth Aranda, Mary Chamberlain, Michel Giraud, Lisa Maya Knauer, John R. Logan, Monique Milia-Marie-Luce, Laura Oso Casas, Livio Sansone, Nina Glick Schiller,Charles (Wenquan) Zhang and the editors.
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Extra resources for Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States: Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship
The anthropology of “immigrant communities” within modernizing or industrial nation-states tended to describe ethnic groups as culturally different from the “majority” population because of their varying historical origin, including their history of migration. Rarely were these differences understood to be a consequence of the politicization of ethnicity in the context of nation-state building. Yet it was a central part of the nation-state project to define all those populations not thought to represent the “national culture” as racially and culturally different, producing an alterity that contributed to efforts to build unity and identity (Glick Schiller 1999a, 1999b; Hall 1977; Williams 1989; Wimmer 2002).
New York: New York Academy of Science. Glick Schiller, Nina, and Ayse Caglar. 2009. ” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 35, no. 2 (February): forthcoming. Glick Schiller, Nina, Ayse Caglar, and Thaddeus Guldbrandsen. 2006. ” American Ethnologist 33, no. 4 (November): 612–633. Glick Schiller, Nina, Josh De Wind, Marie Lucie Brutus, Carrolle Charles, George Fouron, and Louis Thomas. 1987. ” Migration Today 15, no. 1: 7–11. Nina Glick Schiller / 39 Glick Schiller, Nina, and Georges Fouron. 2002.
At various times, Caribbean ethnographies and discussions of Caribbean life spoke of transculturation, creolization, circular migration, remittance societies, and return migration (Ortiz 1995 ; Rubenstein 1983; Thomas-Hope 1985; Wood and McCoy 1985). Longterm patterns of migration that stretched across generation, investments in landholdings and businesses from abroad, and continuing home ties were widely reported. In 1971, Father Joseph Fitzpatrick noted that it was best to see Puerto Ricans as “commuters” rather than immigrants because of their circulation between Puerto Rico and the United States.