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U.S.-Caribbean relations : their impact on peoples and culture /
edited by Ransford W. Palmer.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
description
vi, 170 p.
ISBN
0275958590 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
isbn
0275958590 (alk. paper)
general note
"The chapters in this book are based on papers selected from those presented in April 1996 at the conference on U.S.-Caribbean relations"--Acknowledgments.
catalogue key
1831386
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'œ[I]t may provide an appropriate means with which to begin to probe the many subtle and complex interactions that constitute contemporary "U.S.-Caribbean relations."'' New West Indian Guide
"[I]t may provide an appropriate means with which to begin to probe the many subtle and complex interactions that constitute contemporary "U.S.-Caribbean relations.""- New West Indian Guide
'œThis book will be useful for professionals and scholars of Carribbean affairs, including economists; political scientists; sociologists; and cultural, military, and religious experts.'' Journal of Developing Areas
"This book will be useful for professionals and scholars of Carribbean affairs, including economists; political scientists; sociologists; and cultural, military, and religious experts."- Journal of Developing Areas
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Summaries
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Challenging the traditional focus on economic development, this book emphasizes the importance of cultural development in any development strategy. It examines the interaction of the American and Caribbean populations and the influence that interaction has had on their perceptions of each other and of themselves. Although trade is an important component of U.S.-Caribbean relations, the book underscores that population movements and their attendant cultural influences are powerful factors in those relations. While trade, population movements, and security considerations have traditionally been the three main components of U.S.-Caribbean relations, the chapters in this contributed book emphasize the importance of a fourth--culture. U.S.-Caribbean relations influence and are influenced by Caribbean perceptions of themselves and of the United States; perceptions that are being transformed by American telecommunications, the movements of American tourists to the Caribbean and of Caribbean immigrants to America. Out of these interactions, a new Caribbean cultural identity is emerging, one that will influence the traditional relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Long Description
Challenging the traditional focus on economic development, this book emphasizes the importance of cultural development in any development strategy. It examines the interaction of the American and Caribbean populations and the influence that interaction has had on their perceptions of each other and of themselves. Although trade is an important component of U.S.-Caribbean relations, the book underscores that population movements and their attendant cultural influences are powerful factors in those relations. While trade, population movements, and security considerations have traditionally been the three main components of U.S.-Caribbean relations, the chapters in this contributed book emphasize the importance of a fourthculture. U.S.-Caribbean relations influence and are influenced by Caribbean perceptions of themselves and of the United States; perceptions that are being transformed by American telecommunications, the movements of American tourists to the Caribbean and of Caribbean immigrants to America. Out of these interactions, a new Caribbean cultural identity is emerging, one that will influence the traditional relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
An Overviewp. 1
United States-Caribbean Relations from World War II to the Present: The Social Nexusp. 7
Economic Development of the English-Speaking Caribbean and Relations with the United States: Tourism and Migrationp. 53
In Search of a Better Life: Caribbean Migration to Americap. 63
The Future of U.S. Immigration Policyp. 75
Exporting Culture: Caribbean Americans in New York Cityp. 87
From CBI to ACS: Some Cultural Dimensionsp. 97
Channels of Discovery: Perceptions of Culture and Sovereignty in the Caribbeanp. 117
Religious Imperatives in Caribbean Development: The U.S. Connectionp. 129
Repositioning U.S.-Caribbean Relations: Reflections on Development and African-Caribbean-American Cultural Identitiesp. 141
Selected Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 157
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 169
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