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A Study of Immigration from Spain into Venezuela, 1948-1998

A Study of Immigration from Spain into Venezuela, 1948-1998 (Hardback)

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The work looks at Spanish migration to Venezuela, mostly in the 1950s, and contrasts the experience of Canarians against those of Galicians and northerners more generally. It is based on oral testimonies of the immigrants themselves and people involved in the politics of immigration including (now deceased) government ministers Arturo Uslar Pietri and Eduardo Mendoza. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Canarians are better adapted and integrated into Venezuelan society than other Spaniards and so the geographical contrasts are meaningful. Most studies of migration from Spain cover the refugees from the Spanish Civil War; this is understandable given the political sympathies of many academic authors. The period covered in this work is understudied but migrants were entering a society very similar to that experienced by Spanish migrants a hundred years before to other countries in the region (who we can no longer new interview). Venezuela never received the immigrant flows in the 19th Century which other countries like Argentina did.

The study is developed from original research which contextualized the immigration within the political environment of the 1950s and 1960s (dictatorship versus democracy). That aspect was covered in and developed in my 2010 publication Politics in Venezuela: Explaining Hugo Chavez.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesMigration, immigration & emigration Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Publication Date: 01/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9781495503450  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Michael. Derham received his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, Institute of Latin American Studies. He is currently Senior Lecturer Spanish and Latin American Studies at Northumbria University and External Examiner (Spanish) Regent's University, London.

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