Haitian Refugees Forced to Return

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Götz-Dietrich Opitz

Transnationalism and State Politics, 1991-1994

ISBN 978-3-8258-4544-3
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2003
Seiten 384
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nordamerikastudien: Münchener Beiträge zur Kultur und Gesellschaft


On September 30, 1991, Haiti’s first democratically elected President,
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was overthrown by a coup d’état. The Haitian
political crisis, which was marked by intense international pressure for
political negotiation, triggered a stream of refugees bound foremost for
the United States. The US Coast Guard began detaining interdicted Haitians
at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as forcibly
returning a certain number to the Haitian capital. What was the role
played by the Haitian diaspora in the US, as the Haitian crisis unfolded
until Aristide’s reinstatement in October 1994? In his
study, social
scientist Götz-D. Opitz investigates how this process of intervention was
shaped by socially constructed categories such as nation, race, ethnicity,
and class.