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Engagement and Diasporic Identity Formation Youth of Haitian Descent after the 2010 Earthquake

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Engagement and Diasporic Identity Formation Youth of Haitian Descent after the 2010 Earthquake

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In this chapter, we argue that this critical event has facilitated a generational shift in positionality vis-à-vis Haiti and the US among Haitian youth. Inspired by scholarship on generation (Mannheim, 1997 [1952]; Edmunds and Turner, 2002), diasporic identities (Berg and Eckstein, 2009; Edmunds and Turner, 2002), and migration experiences (Bourdieu, 2004; Meyerhoff, 1986; Sayad, 2004 [1999], 2014a, 2014b), we use the category of generation to locate the context of shared meanings, practices, perspectives, and activities of these young people as it relates to both the homeland and host society. Further, and following Edmunds and Turner (2002), by using “generation” as...

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Book Chapter

Book Title

Les jeunes Haïtiens dans les Amériques/Haitian youth in the Americas

Publication Date

10-4-2017

Publisher

Presses de l'Université du Québec

City

Québec, Canada

First Page

217

Last Page

254

Disciplines

Education

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Article identifier: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1z27hmd.17

Engagement and Diasporic Identity Formation Youth of Haitian Descent after the 2010 Earthquake

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