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Contested Migration

Tswana Women “Running Away” from the “Land of the Desert”

Authors: Cockerton, Camilla May

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  • Weaving together history, theory and migrant women’s own words, this book reveals women’s multifaceted participation in the cross-border flows from colonial Botswana to pre-apartheid South Africa 
  • Uncovers a significant, albeit previously invisible, history of southern Africa
  • Celebrates women’s agency, ingenuity and creativity
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The migrant has been designated the central or defining figure of the 20th and 21st centuries. For much of this period, research and theory have centred on adult men as representative, ignoring women’s part in international migration. Similarly, in Botswana, most history books on migration focus solely on men’s experiences. Weaving together history, theory and migrant women’s own words, this book reveals Tswana women’s multifaceted participation in the cross-border flows from colonial Botswana to pre-apartheid South Africa. Women succeeded in “running away” despite the opposition of Tswana and colonial male authorities. This book celebrates women’s agency and determination in creating new social networks, finding employment, and supporting children and families.

   

About the authors

Camilla Cockerton has been a university lecturer in International Development and a volunteer with NGOs in Africa and New Zealand. Her passion for migration, gender, home and resilience started with her PhD research on Tswana women’s migrancy in southern Africa. After losing her home in the Christchurch earthquakes, Camilla and her three children experienced forced migration. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2589-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2588-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Migration
Book Subtitle
Tswana Women “Running Away” from the “Land of the Desert”
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2589-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2589-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2588-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 149
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