New Book—”Caribbean Migrations: The Legacies of Colonialism”

Repeating Islands

Caribbean Migrations: The Legacies of Colonialism (Bucknell University Press, 2020) by Anke Birkenmaier is a now available. Leah Rosenberg (University of Florida) writes,“Profoundly interdisciplinary and nearly Pan-Caribbean in scope,Caribbean Migrationstransforms our understanding of how migration has shaped the Caribbean and how Caribbean migration has shaped the United States. The analysis of Caribbean people on the move, asserting political power across digital platforms and through art, explodes the long-held notion that Caribbean migration is the story of flight from poverty to a better life in the United States and breaks down the boundary between Caribbean and American Studies.”

Descriptions: With mass migration changing the configuration of societies worldwide, we can look to the Caribbean to reflect on the long-standing, entangled relations between countries and areas as uneven in size and influence as the United States, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. More so than other world regions…

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