Migration, Social Identities and Regionalism within the Caribbean Community

Voices of Caribbean People

Authors: Robinson, Oral I.

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  • Combines key theoretical debates with the viewpoints of ordinary citizens from all 15 Caribbean community member countries
  • Synthesizes discussions of regionalism, citizenship and identity, and intra-Caribbean migration in the 21st century
  • Contributes not only to such academic fields as sociology, international relations, politics, human geography, and history, but also to policy and practice in Caribbean society
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This book offers a theoretical and substantive analysis of intra-Caribbean migration, perception of regionalism, and the construction of identities among Caribbean nationals. Through a multi-methods study in the 15 member countries of the Caribbean community, Oral Robinson explores how intra-Caribbean migrants experience living within different member countries, and how these experiences and perceptions influence ideas about citizenship, belonging, and identity. Responding directly to the lack of scholarship on how Caribbean nationals feel about integration and/or free movement within their own countries and other Caribbean countries, this volume attempts to understand Caribbean societies historically, theoretically, and methodologically; proposes bases of social identities in the Caribbean; and examines how intra-Caribbean migrants negotiate their identities and narrate their lived experiences as intra-Caribbean migrants. The book offers policy solutions based upon its findings, reconciling practice, theory, and migration policies in the Caribbean.

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Oral I. Robinson is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. He specializes in Caribbean issues, culture, development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His teaching includes Survey & Research Methods, Race & Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Families and Sociology of Development.

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‘Focusing on The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), this book explores the relationship between regional integration and identity formation as it intersects with intra-regional migration. The analysis identifies factors that foster variable yet relatively limited identification with CARICOM. Scholars interested in regional identities and/or in Caribbean societies should read this well-researched book.’—Daniel Béland, Professor of Political Science, McGill University, Canada
‘Simultaneously panoramic and precise, this remarkable monograph provides a compelling narrative and incisive account of the realities of integration and identities within the Caribbean Community.’—Dominic Pasura, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Glasgow, UK, and author of African Transnational Diasporas (2014) 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration, Social Identities and Regionalism within the Caribbean Community
Book Subtitle
Voices of Caribbean People
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47745-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47745-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47744-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 196
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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