“An ethnographically rich exploration of the ways in which Garifuna communities and grassroots organizations negotiate the transnational complexities of race, class, gender, ethnicity and nationhood as a multivalent diasporic people.”—Journal of Latin American Studies

“Does an impressive job of analyzing Garifuna transnationalism while highlighting the distinctions between dwelling in different places within it. . . . Has much to offer students of race and ethnicity, ethnic movements and transnationalism.”—Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

“[A] finely crafted book. . . . In exquisite theoretical and ethnographic detail, England focuses on the history of transnational migration of a community of Garifuna between Limón, Honduras, and New York City.”—Latin American Perspectives

“An excellent account of how transnational culture informs social movements, the negotiation of development processes, and reformulation of ethnic identity. England makes her case using rich, thick description based on firsthand narrative accounts to provide a window of insight into the complexities of transnational Garifuna culture.”—American Anthropologist 

“A strength of England’s analysis is her consideration of critical discourses that compete with the dominant perspective to argue that dependence on remittances and the consumption they enable is debilitating and enslaving.”—Latin American Research Review 

“An important book. . . . England’s multisited ethnography represents a substantial contribution.”—New West Indian Guide
“A fascinating and richly detailed ethnographic study of a unique and little-known transmigrant population. . . . Well written, highly informed, and theoretically sophisticated, this book will be very useful to scholars, teachers, and students of migration, cultural studies, and race and ethnicity.”—Nora Hamilton, University of Southern California

Sarah England is associate professor of anthropology at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California.
Publication of the paperback edition made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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