The Human Cost of African Migrations (African Studies) (Paperback)

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By Toyin Falola (Editor), Niyi Afolabi (Editor)
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In an era of globalization, population growth, and displacements, migration is now a fact of life in a constantly shifting economic and political world order. This book contributes to the discourse on the beneficiaries, benefactors, and the casualties of African displacement. While the few existing studies have emphasized economic motivation as the primary factor triggering African migration, this volume treats a range of issues: economic, socio-political, pedagogical, developmental, and cultural. Organized with a multidisciplinary thrust in mind, this book argues that any discussion of African migration, whether internal or external, must be conceived as only one aspect of a more complex, organic, and global patterning of "flux and reflux" necessitated by constantly shifting dynamics of world socio-economic, cultural, and political order.

About the Author

Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. Niyi Afolabi is Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415802390
ISBN-10: 0415802393
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 404
Language: English
Series: African Studies