African Migrations African Migrations : Patterns and Perspectives Patterns and Perspectives
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 in 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 former homes.
- Electronic book text | 316 pages
- 18 Feb 2013
- Indiana University Press
- United States
"Population movements have been one of the most important social processes unfolding on the African continent over the past century." --Michael Lambert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill--Michael Lambert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill