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dc.contributor.editorde Haas, Michiel
dc.contributor.editorFrankema, Ewout
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-22T12:08:22Z
dc.date.available2022-07-22T12:08:22Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220722_9781000563290_41
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57612
dc.description.abstractThis book introduces readers to the age of intra-African migration, a period from the mid-19th century onward in which the center of gravity of African migration moved decisively inward. Most books tend to zoom in on Africa’s external migration during the earlier intercontinental slave trades and the more recent outmigration to the Global North, but this book argues that migration within the continent has been far more central to the lives of Africans over the course of the last two centuries. The book demonstrates that only by taking a broad historical and continent-wide perspective can we understand the distinctions between the more immediate drivers of migration and deeper patterns of change over time. During the 19th century Africa’s external slave trades gradually declined, whilst Africa’s expanding commodity export sectors drew in domestic labor. This led to an era of heightened mobility within the region, marked by rapidly rising and vanishing migratory flows, increasingly diversified landscapes of migration systems, and profound long-term shifts in the wider patterns of migration. This era of inward-focused mobility reduced with a resurgence of outmigration after 1960, when Africans became more deliberate in search of extra-continental destinations, with new diaspora communities emerging specifically in the Global North. Broad ranging in its temporal, spatial, and thematic coverage, this book provides students and researchers with the perfect introduction to age of intra-African migration.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues::JBFH Migration, immigration and emigrationen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::5 Interest qualifiers::5P Relating to specific groups and cultures or social and cultural interests::5PB Relating to peoples: ethnic groups, indigenous peoples, cultures and other groupings of people::5PBC Relating to migrant groups / diaspora communities or peoplesen_US
dc.subject.otherPolitics and government
dc.subject.otherMigration, immigration and emigration
dc.titleMigration in Africa
dc.title.alternativeShifting Patterns of Mobility from the 19th to the 21st Century
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003225027
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781000563290
oapen.relation.isbn9781003225027
oapen.relation.isbn9781032125299
oapen.relation.isbn9781032125244
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages420


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