Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
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Postcolonial Portuguese Migration to Angola

Migrants or Masters?

Authors: Åkesson, Lisa

  • Represents a significant contribution to current migration debates
  • Carves a new path in the debate on North-South migration
  • Sheds light on postcolonial power relations in Angola
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About this book

Grounded in extensive and original ethnographic fieldwork, this book makes a novel contribution to migration studies by examining a European labour migration to the Global South, namely contemporary Portuguese migration to Angola in a postcolonial context. In doing so, it explores everyday encounters at work between the Portuguese migrants and their Angolan “hosts”, and it analyses how the Luso-African postcolonial heritage interplays with the recent Portuguese-Angolan migration in the (re-)construction of power relations and identities. Based on ethnographic interviews, the book describes the Angolan-Portuguese relationship as characterized not only by hierarchies of power, but also by ambivalence and hybridity. This research demonstrates that the identities of the ex-colonized Angolan and the Portuguese ex-colonizer are shaped by a history of unequal and violent power relations. Further, it reveals how this history has produced a sense of intimacy between the two, and the often fraught nature of this relationship. Combining a strong connection to the field of migration studies with a postcolonial perspective, this original work will appeal to students and scholars of migration, postcolonial studies, the sociology of work and African Studies. 

About the authors

Lisa Åkesson is Associate Professor in Anthropology at the School of Global Studies, the University of Gothenburg, and Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Setting the Scene

    Åkesson, Lisa

    Pages 1-32

  • Postcolonial Encounters in a Lusotropical World

    Åkesson, Lisa

    Pages 33-56

  • Mobile Subjects

    Åkesson, Lisa

    Pages 57-76

  • Changing Relations of Power and the Party-State

    Åkesson, Lisa

    Pages 77-94

  • The Power in and of Labour Relations

    Åkesson, Lisa

    Pages 95-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Portuguese Migration to Angola
Book Subtitle
Migrants or Masters?
Authors
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73052-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73052-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73051-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10306-4
Series ISSN
2662-2602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 154
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