Diasporic Citizenship

Haitian Americans in Transnational America

  • Michel S. Laguerre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 196-222

About this book


This book briefly delineates the history of the Haitian diaspora in the United States in the nineteenth century, but it primarily concerns itself with the contemporary period and more specifically with the diasporic enclave in New York City. It uses a critical transnational perspective to convey the adaptation of the immigrants in American society and the border-crossing practices they engage in as they maintain their relations with the homeland. It further reproblematizes and reconceptualizes the notion of diasporic citizenship so as to take stock of the newer facets of the globalization process.


Asylum community globalization language media migrants politics race schooling state television

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel S. Laguerre
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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