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Title:Mobility makes states: migration and power in Africa
Editors:Vigneswaran, Darshan
Quirk, JoelISNI
Year:2015
Pages:297
Language:English
City:Philadelphia, PA
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN:0812247116; 9780812247114
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Portuguese-speaking Africa
São Tomé
Angola
Mozambique
Rwanda
South Africa
Ghana
Zambia
Subjects:migration
migrants
mobility
internal migration
Abstract:Human mobility has long played a foundational role in producing state territories, resources, and hierarchies. When people move within and across national boundaries, they create both challenges and opportunities. In this volume chapters written by historians, political scientists, sociologists, and anthropologists explore different patterns of mobility in sub-Saharan Africa and how African States have sought to harness these movements toward their own ends. Contents: Mobility makes States (Joel Quirk and Darshan Vigneswaran); Part I Channeling human mobility. Portuguese empire building and human mobility in São Tomé and Angola, 1400s-1700s (Filipa Ribeiro da Silva); 'Captive to civilization': law, labor mobility, and violence in colonial Mozambique (Eric Allina); Victims, saviors, and suspects: channeling mobility in post-genocide Rwanda (Simon Turner); Channeling mobility across a segregated Johannesburg (Darshan Vigneswaran); Policy spectacles: promoting migration-development scenarios in Ghana (Nauja Kleist). Part II Moving concentrations of power. Kinetocracy: the government of mobility at the desert's edge (Benedetta Rossi); Decolonization and (dis)possession in Lusophone Africa (Pamila Gupta); Moving from war to peace in the Zambia-Angola borderlands (Oliver Bakewell); Recognition, solidarity, and the power of mobility in Africa's urban estuaries (Loren B. Landau). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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