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Migration in Comparative Perspective

Caribbean Communities in Britain and France

By Margaret Byron, Stéphanie Condon

Routledge – 2008 – 304 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Population and Migration

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Description

This book presents a comparative perspective on post-war Caribbean migration to Britain and France. Both migrations were responses to the link between former colonies and colonial powers. However, the movements of labor occurred within separately and differently evolving political contexts, affecting the migration outcomes. Today, Caribbean communities in Europe display complex features of continuity and change. Condon and Byron examine trends in migration patterns, household and family structures, social fields, employment and housing trajectories in detail. This systematic comparison with its innovative focus on gender and life-course, is an excellent addition to the existing literature on the Caribbean diaspora.

Contents

1. Introductory Chapter 2. Contextualising Migrant Flows: Socio-Economic, Political and Legal Backgrounds of Two Colonial Migrations 3. Working Lives Across Generations 4. Housing and Residential Strategies 5. Caribbean Families as Anchors and Adaptors 6. Transatlantic Lives, Transatlantic Social Fields: Circulation and Return to the Caribbean. Concluding Thoughts

Author Bio

Stéphanie Condon is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Demographic Studies, Paris, France.

Margaret Byron is Lecturer in Geography at Kings College London, UK.

Name: Migration in Comparative Perspective: Caribbean Communities in Britain and France (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Margaret Byron, Stéphanie Condon. This book presents a comparative perspective on post-war Caribbean migration to Britain and France. Both migrations were responses to the link between former colonies and colonial powers. However, the movements of labor occurred within separately and...
Categories: Social Geography, Population Geography, Migration & Diaspora