The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and their Homeland

The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and their Homeland

by Susan Eckstein
     
 

This historically grounded, nuanced book offers a rare in-depth analysis of Cuban immigrants' social, cultural, economic, and political adaptation, their transformation of Miami into the "northernmost Latin American city," and their cross-border engagement and homeland impact. Eckstein accordingly provides new insight into the lives of Cuban immigrants, into Cuba

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This historically grounded, nuanced book offers a rare in-depth analysis of Cuban immigrants' social, cultural, economic, and political adaptation, their transformation of Miami into the "northernmost Latin American city," and their cross-border engagement and homeland impact. Eckstein accordingly provides new insight into the lives of Cuban immigrants, into Cuba in the post-Soviet era, and into how Washington's failed Cuba policy might be improved. She also posits a new theory to deepen the understanding not merely of Cuban but of other immigrant group adaptation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415999229
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 Immigrants and the weight of their past 10

2 Immigrant imprint in America 40

3 Immigrant politics : for whom and for what? 88

4 The personal is political : bonding across borders 127

5 Cuba through the looking glass 153

6 Transforming transnational ties into economic worth 178

7 Dollarization and its discontents : homeland impact of diaspora generosity 207

8 Reenvisioning immigration 229

App Field research 239

Notes 245

Bibliography 269

Index 289

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