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Title:Congolese migration to Belgium and postcolonial perspectives
Editor:Demart, Sarah
Year:2013
Periodical:African Diaspora: a Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World (ISSN 1872-5457)
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:1-149
Language:English
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
Geographic term:Belgium
Subjects:Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo)
immigrants
diasporas
postcolonialism
youth
AIDS
politics
women
religion
Link:http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/18725465/6/1
Abstract:This issue of 'African Diaspora' focuses on the Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo) diaspora in Belgium, which is often the object of prejudice in popular opinion and public policies. The central position of 'the Congolese issue' in the academic world is rarely problematized due to confusion over how to categorize the Congo and the Congolese, either as 'Africa', 'Central Africa', 'Sub-Saharan', etc. This reflects a 'geography of the Other' that significantly confounds current social processes in Belgium and the particularity of this (post)migratory situation. Grounded in empirical research, this special issue moves beyond merely highlighting a relatively marginalized group in Belgian Migration Studies, by focusing on the postcolonial stakes of the Congolese presence in Belgium. The authors take different viewpoints to explore the place of the Congolese in the former metropole and the forms of marginalization they face. The everyday life, State regulations and the dynamics of identity are various lenses that bring to light the racial logics in Belgian multiculturalism. Contents: Congolese migration to Belgium and postcolonial perspectives - Sarah Demart; Postcolonialisme et prise en charge institutionnelle des jeunes belgo-congolais en situation de rupture sociale (Anvers, Bruxelles) - Ural Manço, Mireille-Tsheusi Robert, Billy Kalonji; A Congolese virus and Belgian doctors? Postcolonial perspectives on migration and HIV - Charlotte Pezeril & Dany Kanyeba; Postcolonial stakes of Congolese (DRC) political space: 50 years after independence - Sarah Demart & Leïla Bodeux; 'Le Kivu, c'est notre Alsace-Lorraine, monsieur!': femmes d'origine congolaise dans l'espace public belge et contraintes de la dénonciation en situation postcoloniale - Césarine Bolya Sinatu, Marie Godin, Nicole Grégoire; Géographies religieuses et migrations postcoloniales: déclinaisons kimbanguistes, pentecôtistes, et olangistes en Belgique (Sarah Demart, Bénédicte Meiers, Anne Mélice). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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