Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States: Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship


Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United Statesfeatures a diverse group of scholars from across academic disciplines studying the transnational paths of Caribbean migration. How has the colonial path of the Caribbean influenced migration with regard to power relations, ethnic identities and transnational processes?Through a series of case studies, the contributors to this volume examine the experiences of Caribbean immigrants to Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands as well as the United States. They show the demographic, socioeconomic, political and cultural impact migrants have, as well as their role in the development of transnational social fields. Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United Statesalso examines how contrasting discourses of democracy and racism, xenophobia and globalization shape issues pertaining to citizenship and identity. Contributors: 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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ramón Grosfoguel
  • Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez
  • Eric Mielants
  • Nina Glick Schiller
  • Michel Giraud
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2009