Migration in Comparative Perspective

Migration in Comparative Perspective

by Margaret Byron, Stephanie Condon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415310458

ISBN-13: 9780415310451

Pub. Date: 12/19/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book presents a comparative perspective on post-war Caribbean migration to Britain and France. Both migrations were responses to the link between former colonies and colonial powers. However, the movements of labor occurred within separately and differently evolving political contexts, affecting the migration outcomes. Today, Caribbean communities in Europe

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Overview

This book presents a comparative perspective on post-war Caribbean migration to Britain and France. Both migrations were responses to the link between former colonies and colonial powers. However, the movements of labor occurred within separately and differently evolving political contexts, affecting the migration outcomes. Today, Caribbean communities in Europe display complex features of continuity and change. Condon and Byron examine trends in migration patterns, household and family structures, social fields, employment and housing trajectories in detail. This systematic comparison with its innovative focus on gender and life-course, is an excellent addition to the existing literature on the Caribbean diaspora.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415310451
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/2007
Series:
Routledge Research in Population and Migration Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Chapter 2. Contextualising Migrant Flows: Socio-Economic, Political and Legal Backgrounds of Two Colonial Migrations 3. Working Lives Across Generations 4. Housing and Residential Strategies 5. Caribbean Families as Anchors and Adaptors 6. Transatlantic Lives, Transatlantic Social Fields: Circulation and Return to the Caribbean. Concluding Thoughts

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