The island nation of Cape Verde has given rise to a diaspora that spans the four continents of the Atlantic Ocean. Migration has been essential to the island since the birth of its nation and connections to faraway places continue to dominate its day-to-day life. This volume makes a significant contribution to the study of international migration and transnationalism by exploring the Cape Verdean diaspora through its geographic diversity and broad thematic range. Analyzing such themes in Cape Verdean transnationalism as music, language, the Internet, and gender relations, Transnational Archipelago testifies to the strikingly diverse outcomes of migration from a single, small country.
Batalha, Luís and Carling, Jørgen, eds (2008) Transnational Archipelago. Perspectives on Cape Verdean Migration and Diaspora. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
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1. Cape Verdean Migration and Diaspora
Jørgen Carling and Luis Batalha
Section I – Diaspora Community Portraits
2. Cape Verdeans in the U.S.
3. Cape Verdeans in Argentina
4. Cape Verdeans in Sao Tome and Principe
5. Cape Verdeans in Portugal
6. Cape Verdeans in Spain
Rocio Moldes Farelo and Luzia Oca Gonzalez
7. Cape Verdeans in Italy
8. Cape Verdeans in the Netherlands
9. Cape Verdeans in Sweden
Section II – Migration and Transnationalism
10. Making Waves: Cape Verdeans, Whaling and the Uses of Photography
11. And When the Women Leave? Female Emigration from Boa Vista
Andrea de Souza Lobo
12. Cape Verdean Tongues: Speaking of “Nation” at Home and Abroad
13. Cape Verdean Transnationalism on the Internet
14. Images of Emigration in Cape Verdean Music
Juliana Braz Dias
15. Cape Verdean Migration, Music Recordings and Performance
16. Diasporic Networks, Political Change, and the Growth of Cabo-Zouk Music
17. Managing Work and Care for Young Children in Cape Verdean Families in Portugal
18. Cape Verdeans’ Pathways to Health: Local Problems, Transnational Solutions
Huub Beijers and Claudia de Freitas
19. Cape Verdean Diasporic Identity Formation
Gina Sanchez Gibau
20. The Resilience of the Cape Verdean Migration Tradition
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