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Les Mbengis - Migration, Gender, and Family : the Moral Economy of Transnational Cameroonian Migrants' Remittances.

Author: Christina Atekmangoh
Publisher: Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, 2017.
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Atekmangoh, Christina.
Mbengis - Migration, Gender, and Family : The Moral Economy of Transnational Cameroonian Migrants' Remittances.
Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Atekmangoh
ISBN: 9789956762583 995676258X
OCLC Number: 1002698309
Notes: The 'operational' family and the 'general' family.
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Summary; Acknowledgements; List of acronyms; Chapter 1 --
Introduction; Mbeng, mbengis, bush and bushfallers; Remittances; Structure of the Book; Chapter 2 --
Migration and remittances: An overview; Introduction; "Ouvrez les frontières": State-of-the art in migration studies; Remittances: the developmentalist view; Remittance determinants and motives; Identifying some gaps in the existing literature; Remittances: the moral economy perspective; Moral economy re-visited. Moral economy in the study of Cameroonian transnational migration and remittance flowsRemittances and transnational ties: towards a moral economy of flows; Remittances flow as exchanges; Theories on transnational migration and remittances; Network theory; New Economics theory of Migration (NEM); Transnationalism; Feminist theory: the intersectionality of transnational migration; Chapter 3 --
Cameroonian transnational migration and remittances: A pluri-local research agenda; Introduction; Researcher and informant: a note on positionality. Methodological framework: qualitative method- pluri-local ethnographyLife histories; Applied methods in research locations: Sweden and Switzerland; Research in Cameroon; Fieldwork; Cyber cafes; Money transfer agencies; Virtual ethnography; Location and selection of key informants: snowballing and purposive sampling; Interviews; Research challenges; Chapter 4 --
Contextual background: The socio-cultural, historical, geographical, and political features of Cameroon and Cameroonian migration; Socio-cultural, economic, geographic, and political landscape of Cameroon. A note on ethnicity and kinship relationsEthnicity; Kinship relations; Building on a history of migration: plantation agriculture and internal mobility in Cameroon; A gender analysis on early migration patterns in Cameroon; Chapter 5 --
Why Cameroonians migrate: The socio-cultural, moral, and economic aspects of transnational Cameroonian migration; Been tos', 'America wandas', and mbengis/bushfallers; Bushfalling fantasies; 'Coming home big': bushfallers ostentation; Encounters at Brussels and Douala airports. "Bush is like heaven and Cameroon is like hell": Facebook images and perceptions/interpretations of a good life"Kontri don spoil": popular discontents and Cameroonian transnational migration; Socio-economic crises and transnational migration: the enduring allure of bushfalling; A routinised state of crises; Having a 'godfather' and its implication for out migration; Sexual orientation as a motive for transnational Cameroonian migration; Chapter 6 --
How Cameroonians migrate; Introduction; Family as a domestic unit and its role in transnational migration; Families.

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