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Title The Global horizon : expectations of migration in Africa and the Middle East / edited by Knut Graw and Samuli Schielke.

Publication Info. Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (199 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : Reflections on migratory expectations in Africa and beyond / Knut Graw and Samuli Schielke -- On the cause of migration : being and nothingness in the African-European border zone / Knut Graw -- Bushfalling : the making of migratory expectations in Anglophone Cameroon / Maybritt Jill Alpes -- City on the move : how urban dwellers in Central Africa manage the siren's call of migration / Filip De Boeck -- Spaces in movement : town-village interconnections in West Africa / Denise Dias Barros -- Migration, identity and immobility in a Malian Soninke village / Gunvor Jónsson -- "God's time is the best" : religious imagination and the wait for emigration in The Gambia / Paolo Gaibazzi -- The Eiffel Tower and the eye : actualizing modernity between Paris and Ghana / Ann Cassiman -- Literacy, locality, and mobility : writing practices and 'cultural extraversion' in rural Mali / Aïssatou Mbodj-Pouye -- Engaging the world on the Alexandria waterfront / Samuli Schielke -- Afterword / Michael Jackson.
Summary Although contemporary migration in and from Africa can be understood as a continuation of earlier forms of interregional and international migration, current processes of migration seem to have taken on a new quality. This volume argues that one of the main reasons for this is the fact that local worlds are increasingly measured against a set of possibilities whose referents are global, not local. Due to this globalization of the personal and societal horizons of possibilities in Africa and elsewhere, in many contexts migration gains an almost inevitable attraction while, at the same time, actual migration becomes increasingly restricted. Based on detailed ethnographic accounts, the contributors to this volume focus on the imaginations, expectations, and motivations that propel the pursuit of migration.--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Africa -- Emigration and immigration.
Migration, Internal -- Africa.
Middle East -- Emigration and immigration.
Migration, Internal -- Middle East.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Migration, Internal. (OCoLC)fst01020741
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Graw, Knut, editor.
Schielke, Joska Samuli, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Global horizon 9789058679062 (DLC) 2013367229 (OCoLC)779881601
ISBN 9789461661258 (electronic book)
9461661258 (electronic book)
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