Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Illustrations
- List of Abbreviations
- Introduction: A geography of extra-territorial citizenship through memory
- Part I: From the Caribbean migration space to the French-British context: Circularity, creolization and the spatial practices of belonging
- Chapter 1: Encountering Caribbean memory in a pattern of dependency, independency and interdependency
- Chapter 2: Decolonial mapping of Haiti and Jamaica: Memory, labour and mobility
- Chapter 3: Framing Jamaican ‘community’ in imperial landscapes: Citizenship, religious bonds and returns
- Chapter 4: Beyond French Republicanism? Locating in/visible Haitian spaces
- Part II: The making of a transnational citizenship: A new dialectic between memory and civic engagement
- Chapter 5: Imagining associative spaces in the French-British setting
- Chapter 6: Community engagements, solidarity funds and politics of memory
- Chapter 7: Rearranging the past to present: The spatial dimension of development
- Chapter 8: Narratives of remembrance and Caribbean lessons in post-earthquake Haiti
- Series index
Geopolitics of Memory and
Thinking Local Development in a Global South
Clara Rachel Eybalin Casséus
Oxford • Bern • Berlin • Bruxelles • New York • Wien
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Cover image: Zanglais Commune, 2014. Photograph taken by the author.
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About the book
This book offers new perspectives on transnational citizenship, memory and strategies of development. Beginning with an exploration of belonging and cultural memory, the book turns to a series of case studies in order to examine the ways in which citizens actively engage with their state of origin through narratives of remembrance. In the Haitian case, community engagement is primarily a grassroots movement in spite of the early creation of a Ministry of Haitians Abroad (MHAVE). The Jamaican case, however, differentiates itself by having a top–down structure promoted by an administration that actively seeks to engage Jamaicans abroad by way of solidarity funds. By treating simultaneously two geopolitical entities, Francophonie and the Commonwealth, this study offers a unique, comparative perspective on a complex web of family networks, spiritual bonds and entrepreneurial cross-border practices at the core of a common Caribbean culture of resilience and self-reliance. The findings on the relationship between memory, citizenship and the State challenge the existing assumption that communities abroad become increasingly assimilated into the new society, whereas, in fact, the idea of a transnational citizenship has become increasingly prevalent. This evolution is enhanced by memory, which acts as a powerful dynamic engine to deconstruct citizenship while connecting beyond borders.
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- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2019. XVI, 248 pp., 9 fig. col., 1 fig. b/w, 14 tables