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Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Jorge Duany


This comprehensive comparative study explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, it argues that each sending country's relationship to the United States shapes the transnational experience for each migrant group, from legal status and migratory patterns to work activities and the connections migrants retain with their home countries. Blending extensive ethnographic, archival, and survey research, the book proposes that c ... More

Keywords: transnational migrants, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, diasporas, birthplace, residence, identity, citizenship, borders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834978
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869376_duany


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jorge Duany, author