Migration and the transformation of modern African society : introduction

TitleMigration and the transformation of modern African society : introduction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsW.M.J. van Binsbergen, and H.A. Meilink
Secondary TitleAfrican Perspectives
Pagination7 - 20
Date Published1978///
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAfrica, migration, Rural, Southern Africa, West Africa

Introduction to a volume of papers delivered during the 1977 conference of the Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden with the theme of 'Migration and rural development in Tropical Africa'. The geographical coverage of this volume includes West- and Southern Africa, bu does not extend to East or Central Africa. Th papers discuss the main problems of migration in Tropical Africa, namely: 1. The definition of migration, 2. Description of migration streams, 3. Forces behind migration; structure versus individual motivation. 4. The nature of the sectors between which migration takes place, 5. The historical processes by which these different sectors have emerged. 6. The political and economic processes by which the differences between sectors are perpetuated, 7. The social processes by which the different sectors are connected, 8. Migration and rural development. The A's in part 3 end with the general problem that relates to the subjective appreciation of contemporary African conditions, among researchers. Ref

IR handle/ Full text URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1887/8938
Citation Key1526