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Title:Africans in global migration: searching for promised lands
Editors:Arthur, John A.ISNI
Takougang, JosephISNI
Owusu*, Thomas Yaw
Year:2014
Pages:326
Language:English
City:Lanham, MD
Publisher:Lexington Books
ISBN:0739174061; 9780739174067; 9781283940566; 073917407X; 9780739174074
Geographic terms:Africa
Western countries
Subjects:diasporas
Africans
African identity
migration
Abstract:This book is a collection of case studies on diverse African diasporas in the United States, Canada and Europe. The editors mention four overarching themes underscoring the essays in the book. These are the creation of African diaspora community and institutional structures; the structured and shared relationships among African immigrants, host, and homeland societies; the construction and negotiation of diaspora spaces, and domains (racial, ethnic, class consciousness, including identity politics); and finally African migrant economic integration, occupational, and labour force roles and statuses and impact on host societies. They approach the African diaspora from a perspective that incorporates the historical, as well as contemporary constructions of diasporas, and their transnational identities. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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