The Resource Peripheral migrants : Haitians and Dominican Republic sugar plantations, Samuel Martinez

Peripheral migrants : Haitians and Dominican Republic sugar plantations, Samuel Martinez

Label
Peripheral migrants : Haitians and Dominican Republic sugar plantations
Title
Peripheral migrants
Title remainder
Haitians and Dominican Republic sugar plantations
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Martinez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Peripheral Migrants examines the circulation of labor from rural Haiti to the sugar estates of the Dominican Republic and its impact on the lives of migrants and their kin. The first such study to draw on community-based fieldwork in both countries, the book also shows how ethnographic and historical approaches can be combined to reconstruct patterns of seasonal and repeat migration
  • Samuel Martinez pays close attention to the economic maneuvers Haitians adopt on both sides of the border as they use Dominican money to meet their present needs and to assure future subsistence at home in Haiti. The emigrants who adapt best, he finds, are those who maintain close ties to their home areas. Yet, in addition to showing how rural Haitians survive under severe poverty and oppression, Martinez reveals the risks they incur by crossing the border as cane workers: divided families, increased short-term deprivation and economic insecurity, and, all too often, early death. He further notes that labor circulation is not part of an unchanging cycle in rural Haiti but a source of income that is vulnerable to the downturns in the global economy
  • Acknowledging various theoretical perspectives, the author compares the Haitian migrations with similar population displacements worldwide. As he shows, the Haitian workers exemplify an important, if seldom studied, category of migrants - those who neither move to the cities nor emigrate to countries of the North but circulate between rural areas of the Third World. Thus, this book serves to broaden our understanding of this "lower tier" of the world's migrants
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martínez, Samuel
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5856.H2
LC item number
M37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD5856.H2M37
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign workers, Haitian
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Sugar workers
  • Migración de trabajadores agrícolas
  • Trabajadores de la industria azucarera
  • Foreign workers, Haitian
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Sugar workers
  • Buitenlandse arbeiders
  • Migranten
  • Suikerrietplantages
  • Sucre
  • Travailleurs agricoles migrants
  • Travailleurs étrangers haïtiens
  • Zuckerrohrplantage
  • Haitianischer Arbeitnehmer
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Dominikanische Republik
Label
Peripheral migrants : Haitians and Dominican Republic sugar plantations, Samuel Martinez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The origins of demand -- 2. Mobilizing labor -- 3. The setting -- 4. Poverty, labor circulation, and the reproduction of rural livelihoods -- 5. The impact on the home area -- 6. Migrants and stay-at-homes : women and labor circulation -- 7. Viejos and congoses -- 8. Migration in global perspective -- Postscript : an afterthought on method
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780870499012
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95004359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32203045
  • (OCoLC)ocm32203045
Label
Peripheral migrants : Haitians and Dominican Republic sugar plantations, Samuel Martinez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The origins of demand -- 2. Mobilizing labor -- 3. The setting -- 4. Poverty, labor circulation, and the reproduction of rural livelihoods -- 5. The impact on the home area -- 6. Migrants and stay-at-homes : women and labor circulation -- 7. Viejos and congoses -- 8. Migration in global perspective -- Postscript : an afterthought on method
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780870499012
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95004359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32203045
  • (OCoLC)ocm32203045

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