- Subject index
Identity research is at the heart of many trans-disciplinary research centers around the world. No single social science discipline `owns' identity research and The SAGE Handbook of Identities draws on a global scholarship to cover in four parts its: Frameworks: presents the main theoretical and methodological perspectives in identities research.Formations: covers the major formative forces for identities such as culture, globalization, migratory patterns, biology and so on.Categories: reviews research on the core social categories which are central to identity such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and social class and intersections between these.Sites and Context: develops a series of case studies of crucial sites and contexts where identity is at stake such as social movements, relationships and family life, work-places and environments and citizenship.
Chapter 23: Migrations, Diasporas, Nations: The Re-Making of Caribbean Identities
Migrations, Diasporas, Nations: The Re-Making of Caribbean Identities
The Caribbean is already the diaspora of Africa, Europe, China, Asia, India and this diaspora diasporized itself here. (Stuart Hall, 1992).
[… After the Door of No Return, a map was only a set of impossibilities, a set of changing locations […] A map, then, is only a life of conversations about a forgotten list of irretrievable selves. (Dionne Brand, 2001)
To think of diaspora and identity as these categories pertain to Caribbean people is to engage simultaneously issues of migration and nation from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Writing about Caribbean identity means engaging with a series of movements (and) coming to terms with the extent to which the relatively new Caribbean nation ...