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Title:The difference that crisis makes: diasporic entanglements with home and the case of Zimbabwe
Editors:McGregor, JoAnnISNI
Pasura, Dominic
Periodical:African Diaspora: a Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World (ISSN 1872-5457)
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
political conflicts
urban transport
External link:https://brill.com/view/journals/afdi/7/1/afdi.7.issue-1.xml
Abstract:This special issue of African Diaspora focuses on a particular aspect of the debate about African diasporas: their engagements with and effects on processes of politico-economic and cultural change in African homelands during episodes of crisis and subsequent instability. It focuses on the case of Zimbabwe, a country which now has a diverse transnational diaspora of professionals, labour migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees and others following an exodus from the late 1990s that involved as much as three million people, or a quarter of the population. The case is a specific one, but the articles collected in the issue speak to key theoretical and policy questions concerning transnationalism, diasporic engagements and impacts at home. Contents: Introduction: frameworks for analyzing conflict diasporas and the case of Zimbabwe (JoAnn McGregor, Dominic Pasura); Not just a personal decision: moral obligations and collective pressures on return to Zimbabwe (Elin Berstad Mortensen); Cross-border couriers as symbols of regional grievance? The 'Malayitsha' remittance system in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe (Tinashe Nyamunda);'The pots on our roads': the diaspora fleet and Harare's urban commuter system (Gerald Chikozho Mazarire, Sandra Swart); Majoni-joni - Wayward criminals or a good catch? Labour migrancy, masculinity and marriage in rural south eastern Zimbabwe (Kundai Tichagwa Manamere); Transnational parenting and the emergence of 'diaspora orphans' in Zimbabwe (Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, Dominic Pasura, JoAnn McGregor); Migration, transnationalism and the shaping of Zimbabwean Pentecostal spirituality (Kudzai Biri). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]