Mobile Africa : changing patterns of movement in Africa and beyond

TitleMobile Africa : changing patterns of movement in Africa and beyond
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
Series EditorM.E. de Bruijn, R.A. van Dijk, and D.W.J. Foeken
Series titleAfrican dynamics
Pagination - 214
Date Published2001///
Place PublishedLeiden [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number90-04-12072-6 ; 1568-1777
KeywordsAfrica, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, identity, Kenya, Mali, migration, mobility, Pentecostalism, refugees, Rural, Subsaharan Africa, Tanzania, workers, Zimbabwe

The case studies in this book on mobility in sub-Saharan Africa critically discuss dichotomous interpretations of mobility and reject the idea that migration indicates a breakdown in society. They adopt the approach that sedentary and mobile worlds converge and that mobility is part of the livelihood system of African people. Contents: Mobile Africa: an introduction (Mirjam de Bruijn, Rijk van Dijk & Dick Foeken) - Population mobility in Africa: an overview (Han van Dijk, Dick Foeken & Kiky van Til) - Territorial and magical migrations in Tanzania (Todd Sanders) - Moving into another spirit province: immigrants and the 'mhondoro' cult in northern Zimbabwe (Marja Spierenburg) - Cultures of travel: Fulbe pastoralists in central Mali and Pentecostalism in Ghana (Mirjam de Bruijn, Han van Dijk & Rijk van Dijk) - Mobile workers, urban employment and 'rural' identities: rural-urban networks of Buhera migrants, Zimbabwe (Jens A. Andersson) - Migration as a positive response to opportunity and context: the case of Welo, Ethiopia (Jonathan Baker) - Multi-spatial livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa: rural farming by urban hosueholds - the case of Nakuru town, Kenya (Dick Foeken & Samuel O. Owuor) - Urbanisation and migration in sub-Saharan Africa: changing patterns and trends (Cecilia Tacoli) - Processes and types of pastoral migration in northern Côte d'Ivoire (Youssouf Diallo) - Mobility and exclusion: conflicts between autochthons and allochthons during political liberalisation in Cameroon (Piet Konings) - Population displacement and the humanitarian aid regime: the experience of refugees in East Africa (Patricia Daley)


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Steve Howard. Review of Foeken, Mirjam de Bruijn; Dijk, Rijk van; Dick, eds., Mobile Africa: Changing Patterns of Movement in Africa and beyond. H-Africa, H-Net Reviews. September, 2003.

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