African Perspectives on South-South Migration (Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora) (Hardcover)

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This book investigates the diverse and dynamic forms of migration within Africa. Centring themes of agency, resource flows, and transnational networks, the book examines the enduring appeal of the Global South as a place of origin, transit, and destination.

Popular media, government pronouncements, and much of the global research discourse continue to be oriented towards migration from the Global South to the Global North, despite the fact that the vast majority of migration is South-South. This book moves beyond these mischaracterisations and instead distinctly focuses on the agency of African migrants and the creative strategies they employ while planning their routes within and across the African continent. Case studies explore the flow of resources such as people, money, skills, and knowledge throughout the continent, while also casting a light on the lived experiences of migrants as they negotiate their sometimes precarious and vulnerable positions. Underpinned by intensive empirical studies, this book challenges prevailing narratives and provides a new way of thinking about South-South Migration.

Composed by a majority of scholars from the Global South, the book will be crucial reading for researchers, students, and policy makers with a focus on South-South Migration, Migration and Inequalities, Migration and Development, and Refugee and Humanitarian Studies.

About the Author

Meron Zeleke is Associate Professor at the Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She has years of teaching and research experience at renowned academic institutions in Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia, and is a member of several international academic associations and an editorial board member of internationally renowned journals.Lahra Smith is Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University, USA, and the Director of the African Studies Program. She is a political scientist with a particular interest in citizenship, migration, and political institutions in Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032436463
ISBN-10: 1032436468
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 1st, 2024
Pages: 206
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora