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African Migrations Patterns and Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0253005760

ISBN-13: 9780253005762

Edition: 2013

Authors: Abdoulaye Kane, Todd H. Leedy, Bruce Whitehouse, Donald Martin Carter, Rubin Patterson

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Spurred by major changes in the world economy and in local ecology, the contemporary migration of Africans, both within the continent and to various destinations Europe and North America, has seriously affected thousands of lives and livelihoods. The contributors to this volume, reflecting a variety of disciplinary perspectives, examine the causes and consequences of this new migration. The essays cover topics such as rural-urban migration into African cities, transnational migration, and the experience of immigrants abroad, as well as the issues surrounding migrant identity and how Africans re-create community and strive to maintain ethnic, gender, national, and religious ties to their…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Abdoulaye Kane is Associate Professor of Anthropology and African studies at the University of Florida. He is editor (with Hansjörg Dilger and Stacey A. Langwick) of Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa (IUP, 2012).Todd H. Leedy is Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in the Center for African Studies at University of Florida.

Bruce Whitehouse is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Lehigh University.

Introduction: African Patterns of Migration in a Global Era: New Perspectives
Psychological, Sociocultural, and Political Dimensions of African Migration
Overcoming the Economistic Fallacy: Social Determinants of Voluntary Migration from the Sahel to the Congo Basin Bruce Whitehouse
Migration as Coping with Risk and State Barriers: Malian Migrants' Conception of Being Far from Home
Navigating Diaspora: The Precarious Depths of the Italian Immigration Crisis
Historic Changes Underway in African Migration Policies: From Muddling Through to Organized Brain Circulation
Translocal and Transnational Connections: Between Belonging and Exclusion
Belonging amidst Shifting Sands: Insertion, Self-Exclusion, and the Remaking of African Urbanism
Securing Wealth, Ordering Social Relations: Kinship, Morality, and the Configuration of Subjectivity and Belonging across the Rural-Urban Divide
Voluntary and Involuntary Homebodies: Adaptations and Lived Experiences of Hausa "Left Behind" in Niamey, Niger
Strangers Are Like the Mist: Language in the Push and Pull of the African Diaspora
Toward a Christian Disneyland? Negotiating Space and Identity in the New African Religious Diaspora
International Aid to Refugees in Kenya: The Neglected Role of the Somali Diaspora
Feminization of Migration and the Appearance of Diasporic Identities
The Feminization of Asylum Migration from Africa: Problems and Perspectives
Migration as a Factor of Cultural Change Abroad and at Home: Senegalese Female Hair Braiders in the United States
What the General of Amadou Bamba Saw in New York City: Gendered Displays of Devotion among Migrants of the Senegalese Murid Tariqa
Toward Understanding a Culture of Migration among "Elite" African Youth: Educational Capital and the Future of the Igbo Diaspora