2010-11-25

International Migration in Cuba

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  • Full Title : International Migration in Cuba
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271073675
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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Since the arrival of the Spanish conquerors at the beginning of the colonial period, Cuba has been hugely influenced by international migration. Between 1791 and 1810, for instance, many French people migrated to Cuba in the wake of the purchase of Louisiana by the United States and turmoil in Saint-Domingue. Between 1847 and 1874, Cuba was the main recipient of Chinese indentured laborers in Latin America. During the nineteenth century as a whole, more Spanish people migrated to Cuba than anywhere else in the Americas, and hundreds of thousands of slaves were taken to the island. The first decades of the twentieth century saw large numbers of immigrants and temporary workers from various societies arrive in Cuba. And since the revolution of 1959, a continuous outflow of Cubans toward many countries has taken place—with lasting consequences. In this book, the most comprehensive study of international migration in Cuba ever undertaken, Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez aims to elucidate the forces that have shaped international migration and the involvement of the migrants in transnational social fields since the beginning of the colonial period. Drawing on Fernand Braudel’s concept of longue durée, transnational studies, perspectives on power, and other theoretical frameworks, the author places her analysis in a much wider historical and theoretical perspective than has previously been applied to the study of international migration in Cuba, making this a work of substantial interest to social scientists as well as historians.


2019-11-27

World Migration Report 2020

By United Nations
  • Full Title : World Migration Report 2020
  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9213583451
  • Pages : 492
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  • Language : English
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Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. The World Migration Report 2020, the tenth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.


2019-10-10

Entangled Terrains and Identities in Cuba

By Asa McKercher,Catherine Krull
  • Full Title : Entangled Terrains and Identities in Cuba
  • Author : Asa McKercher,Catherine Krull
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1793602786
  • Pages : 188
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  • Language : English
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This book examines the lived experiences of first-generation black Cuban Alberto Jones, who worked on the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay and lived through the Cuban revolution, to explore the challenges and conflicts of life in the transnational spaces between Cuba and the United States.


2016-01-01

Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba

By Valerio Simoni
  • Full Title : Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba
  • Author : Valerio Simoni
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1782389490
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author shows the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering new insights into how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood.


2009-09-11

The Immigrant Divide

By Susan Eckstein
  • Full Title : The Immigrant Divide
  • Author : Susan Eckstein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113583833X
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Are all immigrants from the same home country best understood as a homogeneous group of foreign-born? Or do they differ in their adaptation and transnational ties depending on when they emigrated and with what lived experiences? Between Castro’s rise to power in 1959 and the early twenty-first century more than a million Cubans immigrated to the United States. While it is widely known that Cuban émigrés have exerted a strong hold on Washington policy toward their homeland, Eckstein uncovers a fascinating paradox: the recent arrivals, although poor and politically weak, have done more to transform their homeland than the influential and prosperous early exiles who have tried for half a century to bring the Castro regime to heel. The impact of the so-called New Cubans is an unintended consequence of the personal ties they maintain with family in Cuba, ties the first arrivals oppose. This historically-grounded, nuanced book offers a rare in-depth analysis of Cuban immigrants’ social, cultural, economic, and political adaptation, their transformation of Miami into the "northern most Latin American city," and their cross-border engagement and homeland impact. Eckstein accordingly provides new insight into the lives of Cuban immigrants, into Cuba in the post Soviet era, and into how Washington’s failed Cuba policy might be improved. She also posits a new theory to deepen the understanding not merely of Cuban but of other immigrant group adaptation.


2004-11-11

Handbook of World Families

By Bert N. Adams,Jan Trost
  • Full Title : Handbook of World Families
  • Author : Bert N. Adams,Jan Trost
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1452261571
  • Pages : 664
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.


1995

Cuban Communism

By Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Full Title : Cuban Communism
  • Author : Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1412820839
  • Pages : 12
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  • Language : English
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2018-02-06

Cuban Communism, 1959-2003

By Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Full Title : Cuban Communism, 1959-2003
  • Author : Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351524739
  • Pages : 735
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  • Language : English
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"Cuban Communism remains, like its previous ten editions, an important contribution to the field of Cuban Studies. It includes many useful chronological facts, as well as a selection of Fidel Castro's speeches which are interesting and informative for any reader interested in the island." -- Maria Gropas, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge This new 11th edition of a classic text, come to be known as "the bible of Cuban Studies," emphasizes two key issues of the twenty-first century. First, transition concerns in a world without Castro, and second, the continuing embargo of Cuba by the United States in the aftermath of a major change in the presidency. Cuban Communism has been updated to take account of changes in the 44 years of Castro's rule since seizing power in 1959. In addition to articles and essays that represent new developments in Cuba, the work boasts a database upgrade that makes it more important to students, scholars, and researchers. The volume has expanded the section on future prospects for civil society and democracy in a post-Castro environment; including "Regime Change in Cuba" by Eusebio Mujal-Leon and Joshua W. Busby; "Transition Scenarios" by Randolph H. Pherson, and "A Policy Conundrum over Cuba" by Edward Gonzalez. It also contains a chronology of events from 1959 through 2002. Finally, the new work contains a carefully constructed Who's Who of important players in Cuba and the regime during the Castro period up to the present. Other articles new to the 11th edition of Cuban Communism are by Ernesto Betancourt, "Cuba's Balance of Payment Gap"; Carmelo Mesa-Lago, "The Cuban Economy From 1999-2001"; Taylor Boas, "The Internet and U.S. Policy toward Cuba"; Aldo M. Leiva, "Environmental Technology Transfer and Foreign Investment"; Moises Asis, "Judaism in Cuba"; Wolf Grabendorff, "A View from the European Union." More than ever, it is a must volume for those interested in political systems and social structures. Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. Among his works are Three Worlds of Development, Beyond Empire and Revolution, and his Bacardi Lectures on Cuba that was published as The Conscience of Worms and the Cowardice of Lions. Jaime Suchlicki is Bacardi Professor of History at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Miami, and executive director of its Cuban-American and Cuban Center. He is author of From Columbus to Castro, University Students and Revolution in Cuba, and Mexico: From Montezuma to Nafta and Beyond.


2020-10-19

International Migration Outlook 2020

By OECD
  • Full Title : International Migration Outlook 2020
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264854762
  • Pages : 450
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The 2020 edition of International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries.


2019-10-15

International Migration Outlook 2019

By OECD
  • Full Title : International Migration Outlook 2019
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264851011
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The 2019 edition of the International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-OECD economies. It also examines the evolution of labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries.


1972-01-15

Revolutionary Change in Cuba

By Carmelo Mesa-Lago
  • Full Title : Revolutionary Change in Cuba
  • Author : Carmelo Mesa-Lago
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • ISBN Code : 0822974134
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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Cuba has been transformed more radically within one decade than almost any society in recent history. Yet the Cuban Revolution is poorly understood abroad because of its physical and political isolation, the controversies between adherents of the old and new regimes, and the murky skirmishes of the cold war. This collection of essays is a comprehensive and authoritative study of almost all major aspects of socialist Cuba. It draws together the talents of the ablest group of Cuban specialists ever represented in a single volume.


2017-07-05

Immigration, Incorporation and Transnationalism

By Elliott Robert Barkan
  • Full Title : Immigration, Incorporation and Transnationalism
  • Author : Elliott Robert Barkan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351513370
  • Pages : 260
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  • Language : English
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Immigration, Incorporation and Transition is an intriguing collection of articles and essays. It was developed to commemorate the twenty-fi fth anniversary of The Journal of American Ethnic History. Its purpose, like that of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, is to integrate interdisciplinary perspectives and exciting new scholarship on important themes and issues related to immigration and ethnic history.


2009-08-18

OECD Insights International Migration The Human Face of Globalisation

By Keeley Brian
  • Full Title : OECD Insights International Migration The Human Face of Globalisation
  • Author : Keeley Brian
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264055789
  • Pages : 172
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  • Language : English
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Examines the reality of international migration today, including where migrants come from and go to, how governments manage migration, how migrants perform in education and the workforce and migration's impact on developing countries.


2020-05-26

The Cubans

By Anthony DePalma
  • Full Title : The Cubans
  • Author : Anthony DePalma
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 052552245X
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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"[DePalma] renders a Cuba few tourists will ever see . . . You won't forget these people soon, and you are bound to emerge from DePalma's bighearted account with a deeper understanding of a storied island . . . A remarkably revealing glimpse into the world of a muzzled yet irrepressibly ebullient neighbor."--The New York Times Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma, a veteran reporter with years of experience in Cuba, focuses on a neighborhood across the harbor from Old Havana to dramatize the optimism as well as the enormous challenges that Cubans face: a moving snapshot of Cuba with all its contradictions as the new regime opens the gate to the capitalism that Fidel railed against for so long. In Guanabacoa, longtime residents prove enterprising in the extreme. Scrounging materials in the black market, Cary Luisa Limonta Ewen has started her own small manufacturing business, a surprising turn for a former ranking member of the Communist Party. Her good friend Lili, a loyal Communist, heads the neighborhood's watchdog revolutionary committee. Artist Arturo Montoto, who had long lived and worked in Mexico, moved back to Cuba when he saw improving conditions but complains like any artist about recognition. In stark contrast, Jorge García lives in Miami and continues to seek justice for the sinking of a tugboat full of refugees, a tragedy that claimed the lives of his son, grandson, and twelve other family members, a massacre for which the government denies any role. In The Cubans, many patriots face one new question: is their loyalty to the revolution, or to their country? As people try to navigate their new reality, Cuba has become an improvised country, an old machine kept running with equal measures of ingenuity and desperation. A new kind of revolutionary spirit thrives beneath the conformity of a half century of totalitarian rule. And over all of this looms the United States, with its unpredictable policies, which warmed towards its neighbor under one administration but whose policies have now taken on a chill reminiscent of the Cold War.


2018-05-24

Intimate Mobilities

By Christian Groes,Nadine T. Fernandez
  • Full Title : Intimate Mobilities
  • Author : Christian Groes,Nadine T. Fernandez
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1785338617
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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As globalization and transnational encounters intensify, people’s mobility is increasingly conditioned by intimacy, ranging from love, desire, and sexual liaisons to broader family, kinship, and conjugal matters. This book explores the entanglement of mobility and intimacy in various configurations throughout the world. It argues that rather than being distinct and unrelated phenomena, intimacy-related mobilities constitute variations of cross-border movements shaped by and deeply entwined with issues of gender, kinship, race, and sexuality, as well as local and global powers and border restrictions in a disparate world.


Insight Turkey 2016​ ​-​ ​Spring 2016 (Vol. 18, No.2)

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  • Full Title : Insight Turkey 2016​ ​-​ ​Spring 2016 (Vol. 18, No.2)
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  • Publisher : SET Vakfı İktisadi İşletmesi
  • ISBN Code :
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  • Language : English
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The Syrian Crisis, the bloodiest front of the Arab uprisings and one of the main determinants of policies of regional and global powers, has been dominating international politics for the last five years. Having caused the death of more than 300 thousand civilians and forced relocation of more than 7 million Syrians, it is one of the direst international problems that the global powers must deal with. It began as a local issue, but after a very short period of time it morphed into a proxy war between regional and global powers. “Redlines” drawn by regional and global actors were crossed, yet there has been no tangible reaction to these violations. Among others, chemical weapons were used, crimes against humanity were committed, fundamental human rights were repeatedly violated. Over time, the crisis has revealed limitations and maladies of the actors involved.


2020-12-17

Outsourcing Control

By Katherine H. Tennis
  • Full Title : Outsourcing Control
  • Author : Katherine H. Tennis
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0228005205
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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When the European Union signed an agreement with Turkey in 2016 to end irregular migration from Syria using extraterritorial measures, the media framed it as a radical new low in migrant protection. Similarly, when then presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Mexico to "pay for the wall," critics argued it was an outlandish departure from established norms. Extraterritorial migration control arrangements of this type have become more visible in recent years, but they are not new. Katherine Tennis traces the emergence of these agreements in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Grounded in case studies of negotiations between the United States and Haiti and Mexico, Italy's negotiations with Tunisia and Libya, and Spain's negotiations with Senegal, Outsourcing Control argues that while some countries - sharing an interest in ensuring orderly migration or recognizing the opportunity for kickbacks - have been happy to cooperate, others have objected, claiming wealthy destination states are exploiting them to do their dirty work. Tennis shows that these different responses depend on how the government in the partner country secures its power. Autocracies and strong democracies tend to cooperate, though for different reasons and in different ways. The most unpredictable partners are fragile democracies, who are prone to nationalism and populist backlash. The first comprehensive study to trace the emergence of extraterritorial migration control agreements across nations, Outsourcing Control reveals the international and domestic pressures behind the complex, brutal, and often deadly situation facing migrants today.


1996-07-11

Statistics on U.S. Immigration

By Committee on National Statistics and Committee on Population,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Full Title : Statistics on U.S. Immigration
  • Author : Committee on National Statistics and Committee on Population,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309588006
  • Pages : 86
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  • Language : English
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The growing importance of immigration in the United States today prompted this examination of the adequacy of U.S. immigration data. This volume summarizes data needs in four areas: immigration trends, assimilation and impacts, labor force issues, and family and social networks. It includes recommendations on additional sources for the data needed for program and research purposes, and new questions and refinements of questions within existing data sources to improve the understanding of immigration and immigrant trends.


2020-09-01

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

By Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel,Jill Nunes Jensen
  • Full Title : The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet
  • Author : Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel,Jill Nunes Jensen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190871512
  • Pages : 848
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  • Language : English
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In distinction to many extant histories of ballet, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet prioritizes connections between ballet communities as it interweaves chapters by scholars, critics, choreographers, and working professional dancers. The book looks at the many ways ballet functions as a global practice in the 21st century, providing new perspectives on ballet's past, present, and future. As an effort to dismantle the linearity of academic canons, the fifty-three chapters within provide multiple entry points for readers to engage in balletic discourse. With an emphasis on composition and process alongside dances created, and the assertion that contemporary ballet is a definitive era, the book carves out space for critical inquiry. Many of the chapters consider whether or not ballet can reconcile its past and actually become present, while others see ballet as flexible and willing to be remolded at the hands of those with tools to do so.


2018-02-05

Other Diplomacies, Other Ties

By Luis Rene Fernandez Tabio,Cynthia Wright,Lana Wylie
  • Full Title : Other Diplomacies, Other Ties
  • Author : Luis Rene Fernandez Tabio,Cynthia Wright,Lana Wylie
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442622601
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Other Diplomacies, Other Ties explores Cuba-Canada relations following the revolution of 1959 and the major geopolitical and economic transformations that have occurred in recent years. Through the conceptual lens of "other diplomacies," which emphasizes interactions among non-state actors, the contributors challenge the conventional wisdom regarding the actions of diplomats, politicians, journalists, spies, and émigrés. Featuring both Cuban and Canadian contributors, the volume offers a diverse range of research methodologies including ethnography, archival work, and policy analysis to encourage critical examination about the problems, possibilities, and promise of the longstanding relationship between Canada and Cuba. All decades of the post-1959 relationship – from the dramatic early years during which the diplomatic and political relationship was negotiated through to contemporary education exchanges and the gradual formation of Cuban-Canadian diasporas, are critically reappraised. Other Diplomacies, Other Ties is a nuanced and unique volume that crucially gives voice to Cuban scholars' perspectives on the Canada-Cuba relationship.