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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean
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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Philippe Zacaïr

Abstract

Over the past ten years, political debates, legal disputes, and rising violence associated with the presence of Haitian migrants have flared up throughout the Caribbean basin in such places as Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. The chapters in this volume explore the common thread of prejudice against the Haitian diaspora as well as its potential role in the construction of national narratives from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. These chapters examine how Haitians interact as an immigrant group with other parts of the Caribbean as wel ... More

Keywords: Haitian migrants, Caribbean, political debates, legal disputes, Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Bahamas, Jamaica, prejudice, Haitian diaspora, anti-Haitianism, Francophone studies, ethnicity, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034614
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034614.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Zacaïr, editor
California State University-Fullerton

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