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

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

  • Title: Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration Between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States
  • Author: Jorge Duany
  • ISBN: 9780807872031
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 exIn 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 descendants lead what Duany calls bifocal lives, bridging two or states, markets, languages, and cultures throughout their lives Even as nations attempt to draw their boundaries 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.

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    1. While I had to power-browse through a couple of the chapters to get through this in time for my last field exam, this is definitely a book I am going to come back to quite a bit. Looking through the Hispanophone Caribbean and their respective Diasporic communities in the U.S. (and in each other) through the lens of transnationalism, Duany makes a convincing argument for divorcing the boundaries of culture, race and language from the border of nation-states in examining these communities and the [...]

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