Transnational Archipelago. Perspectives on Cape Verdean Migration and Diaspora

Edited volume

Batalha, Luís & Jørgen Carling (2008) Transnational Archipelago. Perspectives on Cape Verdean Migration and Diaspora. Amsterdam.

Full-text e-book (Open Access)

The island nation of Cape Verde has given rise to a diaspora that spans the four continents of the Atlantic Ocean. Migration has been essential to the island since the birth of its nation and connections to faraway places continue to dominate its day-to-day life. This volume makes a significant contribution to the study of international migration and transnationalism by exploring the Cape Verdean diaspora through its geographic diversity and broad thematic range. Analyzing such themes in Cape Verdean transnationalism as music, language, the Internet, and gender relations, Transnational Archipelago testifies to the strikingly diverse outcomes of migration from a single, small country.


Cape Verdean Migration and DiasporaJørgen Carling and Luís Batalha


Cape Verdeans in the United StatesMarilyn Halter

Cape Verdeans in ArgentinaMarta Maffia

Cape Verdeans in São Tomé and PríncipeAugusto Nascimento

Cape Verdeans in PortugalLuís Batalha

Cape Verdeans in SpainRocio Moldes Farelo and Luzia Oca González

Cape Verdeans in ItalyJacqueline Andall

Cape Verdeans in the NetherlandsJørgen Carling

Cape Verdeans in SwedenLisa Åkesson


Making Waves: Cape Verdeans, Whaling and the Uses of PhotographyMemory Holloway

And when the Women Leave? Female Emigration from Boa VistaAndrea de Sousa Lobo

Cape Verdean Tongues: Speaking of ‘Nation’ at Home and AbroadMárcia Rego

Cape Verdean Transnationalism on the InternetSónia Melo

Images of Emigration in Cape Verdean MusicJuliana Braz Dias

Cape Verdean Migration, Music Recordings and PerformanceRui Cidra

Diasporic Networks, Political Change and the Growth of Cabo-Zouk MusicJoAnne Hoffman

Managing Work and Care for Young Children in Cape Verdean Families in PortugalKarin Wall

Cape Verdeans’ Pathways to Health: Local Problems, Transnational SolutionsHuub Beijers & Cláudia de Freitas

Cape Verdean Diasporic Identity FormationGina Sanchez Gibau

The Resilience of the Migration TraditionLisa Åkesson

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