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Escape to Miami : an oral history of the Cuban rafter crisis, Elizabeth Campisi

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Escape to Miami : an oral history of the Cuban rafter crisis
Title
Escape to Miami
Title remainder
an oral history of the Cuban rafter crisis
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Campisi
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Escape to Miami is an oral history of the experience of detainees from Guantanamo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. Through life history interviews, the book offers the gripping stories of twelve rafters while also providing a study of group-level trauma and coping. Though important as an oral history, the examination of camp culture makes the project an innovative contribution to the field of anthropology as Campisi argues that coping with trauma experiences as a group can create new cultural forms"--
  • "While the Naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is well-known for its infamous prison camp, few people are aware of its prior use as an immigrant detention center for Haitian and Cuban refugees. Beginning in August 1994, the United States government declared that thousands of Cubans who had launched themselves into the Florida Straits on rickety rafts were 'illegal refugees' and sent them to join over fifteen thousand Haitians already being held on Guantánamo after fleeing a violent coup in Haiti. Escape to Miami recounts the gripping stories of the rafters who were detained in Guantánamo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. After working in the camps for a year as an employee of the U.S. Justice Department, Elizabeth Campisi conducted life history interviews with twelve of the rafters, chronicling their departures from Cuba, their rafting trips, life on the base, and their initial experiences in Cuban Miami. Through these remarkable narratives, the book details the ways in which the rafters used creative expression, such as performance and artwork, to cope with the traumas they experienced in the camp. Campisi explores these coping mechanisms, showing that, when people work through individually-traumatic experiences as a group, the new meanings they create during that process can come together to change existing cultures or create new ones. Vivid and engaging, Escape to Miami gives voice to the untold stories of Guantánamo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in policy, Latin American history, and human rights"--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Campisi, Elizabeth
Dewey number
972.91/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F319.M6
LC item number
C295 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford oral history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
  • Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
  • Cubans
  • Boat people
  • Refugees
  • Illegal aliens
  • Oral history
  • Psychic trauma
  • Adjustment (Psychology)
  • Cuba
  • Miami (Fla.)
  • HISTORY / Latin America / General
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • Adjustment (Psychology)
  • Boat people
  • Cubans
  • Illegal aliens
  • Oral history
  • Psychic trauma
  • Refugees
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Florida
Label
Escape to Miami : an oral history of the Cuban rafter crisis, Elizabeth Campisi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-206) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No more Mariels: history and the rafter crisis -- Post-Cold War Cuba: the special period, disaffection, and esape -- GITMO: from Navy base to immigration detention center -- Coping in the camps: toward individual and collective resilience -- Creative expression in the camps -- Resolving a different kind of rafter crisis
Control code
ocn932116091
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780199946877
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199946877
  • (OCoLC)932116091
Label
Escape to Miami : an oral history of the Cuban rafter crisis, Elizabeth Campisi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No more Mariels: history and the rafter crisis -- Post-Cold War Cuba: the special period, disaffection, and esape -- GITMO: from Navy base to immigration detention center -- Coping in the camps: toward individual and collective resilience -- Creative expression in the camps -- Resolving a different kind of rafter crisis
Control code
ocn932116091
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780199946877
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199946877
  • (OCoLC)932116091

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