Development and the African Diaspora: Place and the Politics of Home

Development and the African Diaspora: Place and the Politics of Home

by Claire Mercer, Ben Page, Martin Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842779001

ISBN-13: 9781842779002

Pub. Date: 02/03/2009

Publisher: Zed Books

There has been much recent celebration of the success of African 'civil society' in forging global connections through an ever-growing diaspora. Against this background, this innovative book sheds light on the diasporic networks - 'home associations' - whose economic contributions are being used to develop home. Although the amount of migrant remittances sent back to…  See more details below

Overview

There has been much recent celebration of the success of African 'civil society' in forging global connections through an ever-growing diaspora. Against this background, this innovative book sheds light on the diasporic networks - 'home associations' - whose economic contributions are being used to develop home. Although the amount of migrant remittances sent back to the South is now greater than official development assistance, the relationship between this flow of capital and social and plitical change is still poorly understood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842779002
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Currencies vi

List of Acronyms vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xii

Part 1 Why home associations matter

1 Home associations: between political belonging and moral conviviality 3

2 Contexxts and comparisons 32

3 Rethinking research on African diasporas and development 49

Part 2 The history and structure of home associations

4 Home associations and the nation in Cameroon 77

5 Home associations and the nation in Tanzania 103

Part 3 The developmental and political work of home associations

6 Welfare and social support in the diaspora 133

7 Modernizing burial and death celebrations 157

8 Education and inequality 179

9 Infrastructure and accountability 205

Part 4 Home associations, migration and development

10 Conclusions 225

Bibliography 236

Index 252

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