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Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration Between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

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In this comprehensive comparative study, Jorge Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin.

Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, Duany argues that each sending country's relationship to the United States shapes the transnational experience for each migrant group, from legal status and migratory patterns to work activities and the connections migrants retain with their home countries. Blending extensive ethnographic, archival, and survey research, Duany proposes that contemporary migration challenges the traditional concept of the nation-state. Increasing numbers of immigrants and their descendents lead what Duany calls "bifocal" lives, bridging two or more states, markets, languages, and cultures throughout their lives. Even as nations attempt to draw their boundaries more clearly, the ceaseless movement of transnational migrants, Duany argues, requires the rethinking of conventional equations between birthplace and residence, identity and citizenship, borders and boundaries.

Synopsis:

Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, Duany argues that each sending country's relationship to the United States shapes the transnational experience for each migrant group, from legal status and migratory patterns to work activities and the connections migrants retain with their home countries.

About the Author

Jorge Duany is professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. He is author of The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807872031
Author:
Duany, Jorge
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Transnationalism
Subject:
diaspora
Subject:
Migration
Subject:
borders
Subject:
Boundaries
Subject:
Nation-state.
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Race
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
remittances
Subject:
Latinos
Subject:
Hispanics
Subject:
Caribbean
Subject:
Spanish Antilles
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Dominican Republic
Subject:
Puerto rico
Subject:
United states
Subject:
New York (City)
Subject:
Miami
Subject:
Havana
Subject:
Santo Domingo
Subject:
San Juan
Subject:
boundarie
Subject:
S
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
T
Subject:
ransnationalism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 figs., 31 tables
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Latin American
History and Social Science » World History » Caribbean

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"Synopsis" by , Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, Duany argues that each sending country's relationship to the United States shapes the transnational experience for each migrant group, from legal status and migratory patterns to work activities and the connections migrants retain with their home countries.
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