Transnational Archipelago. Perspectives on Cape Verdean Migration and Diaspora

Edited Volume

Batalha, Luís; & Jørgen Carling, eds, (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 Diaspora
Jørgen Carling and Luís Batalha


Cape Verdeans in the United States
Marilyn Halter

Cape Verdeans in Argentina
Marta Maffia

Cape Verdeans in São Tomé and Príncipe
Augusto Nascimento

Cape Verdeans in Portugal
Luís Batalha

Cape Verdeans in Spain
Rocio Moldes Farelo and Luzia Oca González

Cape Verdeans in Italy
Jacqueline Andall

Cape Verdeans in the Netherlands
Jørgen Carling

Cape Verdeans in Sweden
Lisa Åkesson


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

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

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

Cape Verdean Transnationalism on the Internet
Sónia Melo

Images of Emigration in Cape Verdean Music
Juliana Braz Dias

Cape Verdean Migration, Music Recordings and Performance
Rui Cidra

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

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

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

Cape Verdean Diasporic Identity Formation
Gina Sanchez Gibau

The Resilience of the Migration Tradition
Lisa Åkesson

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