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Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans

We, Too, Sing America

Authors: Lorick-Wilmot, Yndia

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  • Provides accounts of the issues facing an often overlooked group: second generation Caribbean immigrants (and the black middle class in America more generally)
  • Is timely given the growth of the Caribbean black population in America in recent years and their relative lack of recognition and visibility in academic literature
  • Identifies and discusses many of the similarities and differences between black immigrants and native blacks in the United States
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About this book

This volume addresses how black, middle class, second generation Caribbean immigrants are often overlooked in contemporary discussions of race, black economic mobility, and immigrant communities in the US. Based on rich ethnography, Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot draws attention to this persisting invisibility by exploring this generation’s experiences in challenging structures of oppression as adult children of post-1965 Caribbean immigrants and as an important part of the African-American middle class. She recounts compelling stories from participants regarding their identity performances in public and private spaces—including what it means to be “black and making it in America”—as well as the race, gender, and class constraints they face as part of a larger transnational community. 

About the authors

Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot, PhD is Senior Lecturer of Sociology at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, USA, and a social research consultant for nonprofits and philanthropies across the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. 

Reviews

“Lorick-Wilmot shows how her respondents filter (gender, sexual, ethnic) identity through specific geographies and distinct front- and back-stage personas that guide how Afro-Caribbeans ‘move through the world.’ Avoiding common assimilationist thinking in the study of immigrants, she melds postcolonial, intersectional, and double consciousness frames as she checks still-resonant assumptions (á la Moynihan and his ilk) of what it means to be black in the USA.” (Vilna Bashi Treitler, PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)

“Building on the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, Lorick-Wilmot formulates the notion of triple identity consciousness and mounts a compelling critique of the endurance of white supremacy. Among her respondents, she finds a palpable commitment to the advancement of ‘positive human excellence for all’.”(Steven J. Gold, PhD, Michigan State University, USA)

“In the engaging, self-reflexive style of an oral history, Lorick-Wilmot uses undervalued but necessary frameworks of class, post-colonial theory, transnationality, and the diaspora to show that the middle class, second generation Caribbean experience is also the Black American experience.”(Nadia Y. Kim, PhD, Loyola Marymount University, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62208-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62207-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87258-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans
Book Subtitle
We, Too, Sing America
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62208-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62208-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62207-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87258-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
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