Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-06-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book is an exciting additionto themigration studies literature, presentingresearch conducted in Britain, France and South Africa which explores the migration experiences of African families across two generations.Global processes of African migration areexamined through a comparative approach that employs an intergenerational lens to uncover the ways in which familial relations, citizenship and belonging are shaped post-migration. This comparative approach explores the commonalities of African migration as well as the differential impacts as a result of particular socio-cultural contexts and national migration regimes. The book enables readers to learn about the lived experiences of African migrants in areas such as citizenship, belonging, intergenerational transmission, work, education, social mobility and discrimination.

Author Biography

Claudine Attias-Donfut is Director of the Ageing Research Department of the CNAV (National Retirement Fund of Public Social Security), France. She has authored numerous books including The Myth of Generational Conflict: Family and the State in Ageing Societies (co-edited with S. Arber), Grandparenting: The Family Across Generations (with M. Segalen), and Putting Down Roots. Joanne Cook is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Organisational Futures in the Hull Business School, Hull University, UK. Jaco Hoffman is James Martin Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK. Louise Waite is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leeds, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Maps and Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Introduction: Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migrationp. 1
African Migration in its National and Global Contextp. 13
From Generation to Generation: Changing Family Relations, Citizenship and Belongingp. 40
Typical Migration Stories: Comparing Trajectories of African Migrationp. 65
Country Monographs: Francep. 85
Country Monographs: Britainp. 109
Country Monographs: Post-Apartheid South Africap. 139
Understanding African Migration: Intergenerational Relations, Citizenship and Belonging in a Comparative Contextp. 165
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 202
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