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Social identity in the modern United States Virgin Islands

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Roopnarine,Lomarsh (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Nov 2010
Published:
Abingdon, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
1350-4630
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, United States, Blacks, Virgin Islands of the United States, ethnic identity, Migration, Social identity, Cultural imperialism
Notes:
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is a complex society with multiple diverse ethnic groups: Black Virgin Islanders, Eastern Caribbean islanders, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Dominicans, French Islanders, Americans (Continentals), Arabs and Asians. These ethnic differences as well as United States cultural imperialism have stymied any uniform Virgin Islands identity. Nonetheless, social identity in the USVI can be conceptualized into the bi-level structural analysis of national and trans-Caribbean.