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Title:The moral economy of the African diaspora: citizenship, networking and permeable ethnicity
Editor:Fumanti, MattiaISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Diaspora: a Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World (ISSN 1872-5457)
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:3-182
Language:English
Geographic term:world
Subjects:Africans
immigrants
ethnicity
citizenship
social networks
conference papers (form)
2008
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/10.1163/187254610x508454
Abstract:The aim of this special issue is to highlight the connection between two often neglected themes in diasporic studies: on the one hand, African diasporic claims to equal citizenship and, on the other hand, their notions of moral interdependence and rightful belonging. The issue interrogates both the tendency of migrants to encapsulate themselves in religious and home town associations, and their expansive moves towards 'permeable' ethnicity, 'cosmopolitan' networking and multiculturalism. Contributions: The moral economy of the African diaspora: citizenship, networking and permeable ethnicity (Mattia Fumanti and Pnina Werbner); 'Virtuous citizenship': ethnicity and encapsulation among Akan-speaking Ghanaian Methodists in London (Mattia Fumanti); Israel and the 'Holy Land': the religio-political discourse of rights among African migrant labourers and African asylum seekers, 1990-2008 (Galia Sabar); Circumventing uncertainty in the moral economy: West African shrines in Europe, witchcraft and secret gambling (Jane Parish); Public spaces/Muslim places: locating Sierra Leonean Muslim identity in Washington, DC (JoAnn D'Alisera); African home associations in Britain: between political belonging and moral conviviality (Claire Mercer and Ben Page); Many gateways to the gateway city: elites, class and policy networking in the London African diaspora (Pnina Werbner); Identity politics, social movement and the State: 'Pan-African' associations and the making of an 'African community' in Belgium (Nicole Grégoire). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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