Title

Review of The Migration of People From the Caribbean to the Bahamas by Keith L. Tinker

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Publication Title

Southeastern Geographer

DOI

10.1353/sgo.2017.0010

ISSN

0038-366X)

Abstract

Migration literature over the past several decades has witnessed a flurry of research exploring transnationalism as a new phase of migration ushered in by globalization resulting from advancements in communication technology and transportation. Anthropologist Sidney Mintz, however, pushed back on this so-called paradigm of connectivity, particularly in terms of the Caribbean. He writes, “By examining the history of migration in the 19th century, the author finds grounds for contending that the view of transnationalism as a qualitatively different phenomenon is exaggerated” (1998, p 117). Keith L. Tinker’s The Migration of Peoples from the Caribbean to the Bahamas is a book that explores these historic and present-day migration patterns and demonstrates quite successfully the complex interconnectivity of the Caribbean.

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