Event Title

Globalization and Migration in the Hispanic Caribbean

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Description

It has been said that the Caribbean, as a crossroads of empires, has always been globalized. Because of those powerful external forces acting on small populations, migration has been a constant feature in Caribbean societies. This presentation examines the impact of globalization and migration on the modern Hispanic Caribbean by looking at the Dominican Republic as a case study of a country that has been thoroughly transformed by these forces. Dominicans have emigrated en masse since the 1960s and nowadays well over 1.5 million Dominicans reside overseas. Though mass emigration was initially sparked by political events, structural changes in the Dominican economy brought about by globalization quickly became the main agent fostering migration. This presentation will look at how globalization and emigration have affected Dominican society, with an emphasis on the development of a transnational society and the impact on women.

About the Lecturer: Ernesto Sagás, PhD Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University

Document Type

Event

Start Date

7-10-2009 12:00 PM

End Date

7-10-2009 1:30 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Hispanic Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Emigration

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 7th, 12:00 PM Oct 7th, 1:30 PM

Globalization and Migration in the Hispanic Caribbean

Fairhaven College Auditorium

It has been said that the Caribbean, as a crossroads of empires, has always been globalized. Because of those powerful external forces acting on small populations, migration has been a constant feature in Caribbean societies. This presentation examines the impact of globalization and migration on the modern Hispanic Caribbean by looking at the Dominican Republic as a case study of a country that has been thoroughly transformed by these forces. Dominicans have emigrated en masse since the 1960s and nowadays well over 1.5 million Dominicans reside overseas. Though mass emigration was initially sparked by political events, structural changes in the Dominican economy brought about by globalization quickly became the main agent fostering migration. This presentation will look at how globalization and emigration have affected Dominican society, with an emphasis on the development of a transnational society and the impact on women.

About the Lecturer: Ernesto Sagás, PhD Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University