Afro-Central Americans in New York City: Garifuna Tales of by Sarah England

By Sarah England

Born of the union among African maroons and the Island Carib on colonial St. Vincent, and later exiled to Honduras, the Garifuna lifestyle combines parts of African, Island Carib, and colonial ecu tradition. starting within the Forties, this cultural matrix turned much more advanced as Garifuna started migrating to the USA, forming groups within the towns of recent York, New Orleans, and la. relocating among a village at the Caribbean coast of Honduras and the recent York urban neighborhoods of the South Bronx and Harlem, England strains the day-by-day lives, reviews, and grassroots organizing of the Garifuna. 
Concentrating on how family members existence, neighborhood lifestyles, and grassroots activism are conducted in international locations at the same time as Garifuna flow from side to side, England additionally examines the connection among the Garifuna and Honduran nationwide society and discusses a lot of the new social activism prepared to guard Garifuna coastal villages from being expropriated via the tourism and agro-export industries.
Based on years of fieldwork in Honduras and big apple, her learn examines not just how this transnational process works but additionally the impression that the advanced racial and ethnic identification of the Garifuna have at the surrounding societies. As a those who can declare to be black, indigenous, and Latino, the Garifuna have a fancy dating not just with U.S. and Honduran societies but in addition with the overseas neighborhood of nongovernmental firms that suggest for the rights of indigenous peoples and blacks.

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Equipped with theoretical frameworks for viewing the relationship between ethnicity and nation-building, grassroots organizations and development, and the negotiation of identities in social movements, I set out to look at the history and political activities of this cooperative mainly in terms of what it could reveal about the relationship of the Garifuna as an ethnic group to the Honduran nation-state. I first arrived to in Limón to conduct field work with Iseri Lidawamari in the summer of 1993.

While being a gringa was still an axis of difference, being a mother was something I could now more fully share. Organization of the Book This book is an example of what Marcus (1998) calls multisited ethnography—ethnography that considers how social processes are carried out and con­ structed in and through multiple sites. This emphasis on spatial multiplicity in research and writing, like the traveling metaphor, has gone far in discrediting former images of bounded communities and social processes.

Indeed, Garifuna migration is more like that of Mexicans and West Indians, who began migrating to the United States early in the 1900s in response to direct recruitment by that government (the bracero program in the case of Mexicans and as merchant marines in the case of West Indians and Garifuna). This was the foundation for the chains of migration that would eventually snowball into a much larger phenomenon in the 1980s. In many ways, patterns of Garifuna migration seem to more closely resemble those of the West Indians (Kasinitz 1992; Levine 1987; Palmer 1990; Patterson 1987; Richardson 1992) and Mexicans (Chavez 1998; Kearney and Stuart 1981; Massey, Alarcon, Burand, and Gonzalez 1990; Mines 1981)—always present, always economically motivated, but not driven by crisis.

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