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Long journeys : African migrants on the road / edited by Alessandro Triulzi and Robert Lawrance McKenzie.

Publication:
Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series:
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies 8.
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1574-6925 ; v. 8
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 p.)
Subjects:
Africans -- Migrations.
Migration, Internal -- Social aspects -- Africa.
African diaspora.
Africans -- Foreign countries -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- Social conditions.
Travel -- Social aspects.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Trapped inside lorries or huddled aboard unseaworthy boats, irregular African migrants make for troubling headlines in western media, fueling fever pitch fears of an impending \'African exodus\' to Europe. Despite the increasing, albeit sensational, attention irregular migration attracts on both sides of the Mediterranean, little is known about what shapes and influences the lives of these Africans before, during, and after their “migratory projects.” By privileging migrants' narratives and drawing on evidence-based field research from different disciplinary backgrounds, the volume demystifies and dislodges many common assumptions about the human ecology of irregular African migration to Europe, arguably one of the most widely debated, yet least understood, phenomenon of our time.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Listening to Migrant Voices: An Introduction / Robert Lawrence McKenzie and Alessandro Triulzi
Sub-Saharan Migrants Heading North: A Mobility Perspective / Joris Schapendonk
Nigerian Border Crossers: Women Travelling to Europe by Land / Kristin Kastner
High-Risk Migration: From Senegal to the Canary Islands by Sea / Miranda Poeze
Stranded in Mauritania: Sub-Saharan Migrants in Post-Transit Context / Armelle Choplin and Jérôme Lombard
Untangling Immobility in Transit: Sub-Saharan Migrants in Istanbul / Brigitte Suter
Marabouts and Migrations: Senegalese between Dakar and Diaspora / Amber Gemmeke
“Today, I Would Never Go to Europe”: Mobility for Resources and Local Development in West Africa / Laurence Marfaing
Migration, Class and Symbolic Status: Nigerians in the Netherlands and Greece / Apostolos Andrikopoulos
Lessons for Life: Two Migratory Portraits from Eritrea / Magnus Treiber
“Like a plate of spaghetti”: Migrant Narratives from the Libya-Lampedusa Route / Alessandro Triulzi
Our Journey / Dagmawi Yimer
Notes on Contributors
Index of authors
Index of Places
Index of Subjects.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Triulzi, Alessandro.
McKenzie, Robert (Robert Lawrence)
ISBN:
90-04-25039-5
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004250390 DOI
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