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Global Diversities

Forging African Communities

Mobility, Integration and Belonging

Editors: Bakewell, Oliver, Landau, Loren B. (Eds.)

  • Fills a significant lacuna in research by addressing intra-Africa migration
  • Presents work by a diverse set of scholars working in a broad range of African settings
  • Speaks to and challenges sociological debates over the nature of migrant integration
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About this book

This book draws renewed attention to migration into and within Africa, and to the socio-political consequences of these movements. In doing so, it complements vibrant scholarly and political discussions of migrant integration globally with innovative, interdisciplinary perspectives focused on migration within Africa. It sheds new light on how human mobility redefines the meaning of home, community, citizenship and belonging. The authors ask how people’s movements within the continent are forging novel forms of membership while catalysing social change within the communities and countries to which they move and which they have left behind. Original case studies from across Africa question the concepts, actors, and social trajectories dominant in the contemporary literature. Moreover, it speaks to and challenges sociological debates over the nature of migrant integration, debates largely shaped by research in the world’s wealthy regions. The text, in part or as a whole, will appeal to students and scholars of migration, development, urban and rural transformation, African studies and displacement.

About the authors

Oliver Bakewell is former Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) and Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK.
Loren Landau is South African Research Chair in Mobility and the Politics of Diversity at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Reviews

“This timely book represents a major contribution to our understanding of social, economic, political, and cultural processes related to human mobility in general and contemporary African migrations in particular. Its welcomed focus on agency and processes helps to bring new theoretical insights to the analysis of social change in migration contexts. The vivid case studies presented here challenge in a novel way old concepts and theories about migration that were predominantly based on empirical data collected among migrants in Western destinations. No doubt this book will be beneficial to the study of contemporary mobility and migration in the context of wealth countries across the globe.” (Abdoulaye Kane, University of Florida, USA, and Co-editor of African Migration: Patterns and Perspectives)

“‘Forging African Communities’ is an ambitious book that successfully achieves a dual mission. First and foremost, the diverse analyses of attachments, adaptations, and tactics come together as an illuminating account of contemporary migration within Africa—a staggeringly understudied phenomenon. More subtly, the book challenges standard concepts that reflect entrenched research and policy agendas in the Global North. The primary one is ‘integration’ which, if we are to keep using it, merits a refreshing overhaul in light of the analyses presented in this book.” (Jørgen Carling, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway.)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Forging a Study of Mobility, Integration and Belonging in Africa

    Landau, Loren B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • “We Are Like a Bat. We Are Neither Birds Nor Animals”: Where the Formal and Informal Collide as Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Struggle for Belonging

    Hovil, Lucy

    Pages 27-50

  • Integration from the Beach: Insights from the Experiences of Artisanal Fishing Immigrants in Pointe-Noire City, Congo-Brazzaville

    Tati, Gabriel

    Pages 51-77

  • The Moroccan Moment and Communities of Itinerants: Mobility and Belonging in the Transnational Trajectories of Sub-Saharan Migrants

    Berriane, Johara

    Pages 79-101

  • Negotiating a Space of Belonging: A Case Study from the Zambia-Angolan Borderlands

    Bakewell, Oliver

    Pages 103-126

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eBook £56.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58194-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover £72.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58193-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forging African Communities
Book Subtitle
Mobility, Integration and Belonging
Editors
  • Oliver Bakewell
  • Loren B. Landau
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58194-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58194-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58193-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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