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The Challenge of the Threshold : Border Closures and Migration Movements in Africa.

Author: Jocelyne Streiff-FenartAurelia SegattiJulien BrachetLorenzo GabrielliPaolo GaibazziAll authors
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The containment policies aimed at regulating immigration flows towards Europe and emerging economies like South Africa have profoundly altered the dynamics of migration in Africa. Drawing on original empirical research, this volume explores the notion of threshold as an operative concept to envisage in turn: the discursive frameworks of containment policies, the challenges to local spaces a.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Challenge of the threshold.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2012
(DLC) 2011030859
(OCoLC)742512255
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jocelyne Streiff-Fenart; Aurelia Segatti; Julien Brachet; Lorenzo Gabrielli; Paolo Gaibazzi; Elise Palomares; Anaïk Pian; Philippe Poutignat; Catherine Quiminal; Joris Schapendonk; Amandine Spire; Jocelyne Streiff-Fénart; Mahamet Timera; Dominique Vidal
ISBN: 9780739165126 0739165127
OCLC Number: 779694055
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Threshold policies: discourses and practices of control and closure --
pt. 2. Threshold spaces: itineraries, stages, and places of transport --
pt. 3. Threshold people: the experience and imaginary dimension of travel, migrant sociability, and routes to individualism.

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The containment policies aimed at regulating immigration flows towards Europe and emerging economies like South Africa have profoundly altered the dynamics of migration in Africa. Drawing on original empirical research, this volume explores the notion of threshold as an operative concept to envisage in turn: the discursive frameworks of containment policies, the challenges to local spaces a.

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