Mobile Africa: Changing Patterns of Movement in Africa and Beyond

Mobile Africa: Changing Patterns of Movement in Africa and Beyond

by Rijk van Dijk, D. Foeken, Mirjam De Bruijn
     
 

This anthology deals with the complexity, variety and experience of all the forms of mobility we witness today in Sub-Saharan Africa. Three sets of issues are being discussed. This book intends to turn the whole notion of mobility as a supposedly rupturing phenomenon on its head, emphasizing that rather through travelling connections are established and continuity

Overview

This anthology deals with the complexity, variety and experience of all the forms of mobility we witness today in Sub-Saharan Africa. Three sets of issues are being discussed. This book intends to turn the whole notion of mobility as a supposedly rupturing phenomenon on its head, emphasizing that rather through travelling connections are established and continuity is experienced. We are challenged to delve into the traveller's mind, to think and follow their multi-spatial livelihoods and to explore what it means to people if they move in a variety of spaces.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'With an enormous influx of African immigrants to Western Europe and the United States—comprising at least two generations at this point—the 'Mobile Africa' volume points us in some interesting analytical directions for understanding the tremendous movement of these groups in and around the contemporary West. This is an excellent collection of human scale studies with much wider applicability.'
Stephen Howard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004120723
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/05/2001
Series:
African Dynamics Series, #1
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mirjam de Bruijn is an anthropologist working on the theme of how people manage risk (drought, war, etc.) in the Sahel.
Rijk van Dijk is an anthropologist researching modern religion in Africa and in Ghana and Malawi in particular.
Dick Foeken is a human geographer whose present research interest concerns urban agriculture in Africa, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

All three work at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands.

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