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Marginality and Subjectivity in the Haitian Diaspora

Paul Brodwin

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034614
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0002
Marginality and Subjectivity in the Haitian Diaspora

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Diasporic subjectivity related to Haitian immigrants in the Caribbean states is the main focus of this chapter. The chapter also discusses the usage of ethnography in a single location for tracing the diasporic subjectivity in marginalization processes. Furthermore, the chapter tries to offer different reasons for Haitian immigrants suffering from marginalization in host Caribbean states. Their doubtful legal as well as constitutional status leads to increase in fundamental insecurity in their daily lives eventually leading to political, economic, and residential marginalization. Guadeloupeans are scared that Haitians will upset their achievement of French modernity.

Keywords: diasporic subjectivity; Haitian immigrants; marginalization; Caribbean; residential marginalization; French modernity

Chapter.  11719 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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