Cultures of Migration

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Hans Peter Hahn, Georg Klute (eds.)

African Perspectives

ISBN 978-3-8258-0668-2
Band-Nr. 32
Jahr 2007
Seiten 296
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International Migrations have become a central topic in the
Humanities in the last years. Understanding migration requires a
closer look at the migratory phenomena and the continuities within the
societies involved in the migration process. This volume intends to
overcome simplistic views on migration and the shortcomings of a
push and pull-factor analysis. Instead, the perspective of the migrants
themselves orients the approach of „cultures of migration“. In this
view, migration becomes a complex issue, and motives and
acceptance of migration appear to be a matter of negotiations, in the
migrants‘ societies of origin and in the host societies as well.

The present volume brings together a number of essays exploring the
cultures of migration in various contexts. It is organised in three
sections, dealing with „Migrations as Encounters“, „Migration as
Challenge“, and „Transcontinental Migrants“. Ten contributions,
each based on original fieldwork in various parts of Africa, examine
the validity of the concept of „cultures of migration“, as explained in
the introduction.