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

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

by Jorge Duany
     
 
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

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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 descendants 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A wonderful foray into the migration history of the Hispanic Caribbean.—The Americas

Duany has again demonstrated his mastery in this ambitious Hispanic Caribbean crossing of borders and boundaries, drawing on a wealth of conceptual and empirical sources.—Journal of American Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807869376
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/12/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
3 MB

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Jorge Duany's book is a compelling, historically grounded examination of Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican transnational behaviors and a thought-provoking comparative study. Duany is one of the most astute commentators of the Latino experience.—Maria Cristina Garcia, Cornell University

Meet 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.

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