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African migrations : patterns and perspectives

Author: Abdoulaye Kane; Todd H Leedy
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2013.
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Details African populations in motion

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdoulaye Kane; Todd H Leedy
ISBN: 9780253003089 0253003083 9780253005762 0253005760 9780253005830 0253005833
OCLC Number: 752072627
Description: x, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: African patterns of migration in a global era: new perspectives / Abdoulaye Kane and Todd H. Leedy --
Part 1. Psychological, Sociocultural and Political Dimensions of African Migration: 1. Overcoming the economistic fallacy: social determinants of voluntary migration from the Sahel to the Congo basin / Bruce Whitehouse; 2. dtMigration as coping with risk and state barriers: Malain migrants' conception of being far from home / Isaie Dougnon; 3. Navigating diaspora: the precarious depths of the Italian immigration crisis / Donald Carter; 4. Historic changes underway in African migration policies: from muddling through to organized brain circulation / Rubin Patterson --
Part 2. Translocal and Transnational Connections: Between Belonging and Exclusion: 5. Belonging amidst shifting sands: insertion, self-exclusion, and the remaking of African urbanism / Loren Landau; 6. Securing wealth, ordering social relations: kinship, morality, and the configuration of subjectivity and belonging across the rural-urban divide / Hansjörg Dilger; 7. Voluntary and involuntary homebodies: adaptations and lived experiences of Hausa "left behind" in Niamey, Niger / Scott M. Youngstedt; 8. Strangers are like the mist: language in the push and pull of the African diaspora / Paul Stoller; 9. Towards a Christian Disneyland? negotiating space and identity in the new African religious diaspora / Afe Adogame; 10. International aid to refugiees in Kenya: the neglected role of the Somali diaspora / Cindy Horst --
Part 3. Feminization of Migration and the Appearance of Diasporic Identities: 11. The feminization of asylum migration from Africa: problems and perspectives / Jane Freedman; 12. Migration as factor of cultural change abroad and at home: Senegalese female hair braiders in the United States / Cheikh Anta Babou; 13. What the general of Amadou Bamba saw in New York City: gendered displays of devotion among migrants of the Senegalese Murid Tariqa / Beth A. Buggenhagen; 14. Towards understanding a culture of migration among 'elite' African youth: educational capital and the future of the Igbo diaspora / Rachel R. Reynolds.
Responsibility: edited by Abdoulaye Kane and Todd H. Leedy.

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"Population movements have been one of the most important social processes unfolding on the African continent over the past century." Michael Lambert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 
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