African Migrations: Traversing Hybrid Landscapes

Author:   Sarali Gintsburg ,  Ruth Breeze ,  Ruth Breeze ,  Melina De Dijn
Publisher:   Lexington Books
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9781666938692


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   16 November 2023
Format:   Hardback
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For centuries the people of African have been on the move, seeking new opportunities, fleeing from dangers, or tragically uprooted through human greed and cruelty. In the twenty-first century, with over 40 million people migrating from and within Africa each year, it is clear that migration still has a significant impact on every aspect of African life. For this reason, Sarali Gintsburg and Ruth Breeze in their new book, African Migrations: Traversing Hybrid Landscapes, explore the hybrid landscapes of African migration and provide new insights into the complexity of migratory movements and migrant experiences associated with the African continent. Taking the view that the only ecologically valid way to understand migration is by looking at it through the eyes of the migrants themselves, the authors draw on a wide spectrum of first-hand evidence from a multitude of sources, including testimonies, media artefacts, workplace experiences, interviews, and ethnographic observations. The contributors reflect on a wide array of themes linked to the African context, such as diasporic mapping of landscapes, hybridity, heterotopia, métissage, cultural mixing, and complementation. This book presents the African continent not only in its cultural diversity but also to cover the complex and wide trajectories of migrations to, from and within Africa.

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Author:   Sarali Gintsburg ,  Ruth Breeze ,  Ruth Breeze ,  Melina De Dijn
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.499kg
ISBN:  

9781666938692


ISBN 10:   1666938696
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   16 November 2023
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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This books provides a fascinating combination of methodological approaches to migrant spaces and positions centralized on Foucault's heterotopia/utopia concepts. The book brings us from the micro-storia of a family of Moroccan descent in Catalonia, to healing practices in an African diaspora church in Massachusetts, from interviews with 42 women in rural Spain to an activist rapper in Molenbeek. This is a genuinely instructive work on how to do research on the practices and everyday lives of migrants.--Odile Heynders, Tilburg University This volume offers rich and intriguing engagement with one of the defining themes of our time: mobility and displacement, drawing on literary and sociolinguistic analyses. Its focus on these themes in, around, and from Africa, and the novel theoretical perspectives are a welcome addition to the existing literature.--Mike Baynham, University of Leeds


This books provides a fascinating combination of methodological approaches to migrant spaces and positions centralized on Foucault's heterotopia/utopia concepts. The book brings us from the micro-storia of a family of Moroccan descent in Catalonia, to healing practices in an African diaspora church in Massachusetts, from interviews with 42 women in rural Spain to an activist rapper in Molenbeek. This is a genuinely instructive work on how to do research on the practices and everyday lives of migrants. This volume offers rich and intriguing engagement with one of the defining themes of our time: mobility and displacement, drawing on literary and sociolinguistic analyses. Its focus on these themes in, around, and from Africa, and the novel theoretical perspectives are a welcome addition to the existing literature.


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Sarali Gintsburg is researcher in the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Navarra. Ruth Breeze is professor of English at the University of Navarra.

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