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Gender and Mobility in Africa

Borders, Bodies and Boundaries

Editors: Hiralal, Kalpana, Jinnah, Zaheera (Eds.)

  • Explores migration as both an opportunity to redefine gendered norms and as an experience of risk
  • Presents nuanced, empirically based insights on multiple forms, and functions of gender in African societies
  • Analyses the perception of boundaries, both physical and imagined, within the narrative of mobility in Africa
  • Outlines connections and disparities between forms of movements, across and beyond Africa under conditions of colonialism, apartheid and independence
  • Critiques conceptualisations of borders – national, personal and time bound – which seek to control, restrict and impose conditions and norms
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About this book

This volume examines gender and mobility in Africa though the central themes of borders, bodies and identity. It explores perceptions and engagements around ‘borders’; the ways in which ‘bodies’ and women’s bodies in particular, shape and are affected by mobility, and the making and reproduction of actual and perceived ‘boundaries’; in relation to gender norms and gendered identify.  Over fourteen original chapters it makes revealing contributions to the field of migration and gender studies. Combining historical and contemporary perspectives on mobility in Africa, this project contextualises migration within a broad historical framework, creating a conceptual and narrative framework that resists post-colonial boundaries of thought on the subject matter. This multidisciplinary work uses divergent methodologies including ethnography, archival data collection, life histories and narratives and multi-country survey level data and engages with a range of conceptual frameworks to examine the complex forms and outcomes of mobility on the continent today. Contributions include a range of case studies from across the continent, which relate either conceptually or methodologically to the central question of gender identity and relations within migratory frameworks in Africa. This book will appeal to researchers and scholars of politics, history, anthropology, sociology and international relations.

About the authors

Kalpana Hiralal is Associate Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Zaheera Jinnah is an anthropologist and researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwaterstrand, Johannesburg, Africa, and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Gender and Mobility in Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Hiralal, Kalpana

    Pages 1-6

  • Why Were the Women Left Behind? Chinese and Indian Migration in the Indian Ocean Region: A Historical Perspective

    Hiralal, Kalpana

    Pages 7-20

  • The Migration of Women in Tunisia: Between Tradition and Modernity

    Bouchoucha, Ibtihel

    Pages 21-47

  • (Re)negotiating Gender Identity Among Zimbabwean Female Pentecostal Migrants in South Africa

    Chimbidzikai, Tinashe

    Pages 49-74

  • Migration, Mobilities and Families: Comparative Views Amongst Congolese, Burundian and Zimbabwean Female Refugees

    Rugunanan, Pragna (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Mobility in Africa
Book Subtitle
Borders, Bodies and Boundaries
Editors
  • Kalpana Hiralal
  • Zaheera Jinnah
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65783-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65783-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65782-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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