Cultures of Migration

Cultures of Migration

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International Migrations have become a central topic in the Humanities in the last years. Understanding migration requires a closer look at the migratory phenomena and the continuities within the societies involved in the migration process. This volume intends to overcome simplistic views on migration and the shortcomings of a push and pull-factor analysis. Instead, the perspective of the migrants themselves orients the approach of qcultures of migrationq. In this view, migration becomes a complex issue, and motives and acceptance of migration appear to be a matter of negotiations, in the migrants' societies of origin and in the host societies as well. The present volume brings together a number of essays exploring the cultures of migration in various contexts. It is organised in three sections, dealing with qMigrations as Encountersq, qMigration as Challengeq, and qTranscontinental Migrantsq. Ten contributions, each based on original fieldwork in various parts of Africa, examine the validity of the concept of qcultures of migrationq, as explained in the introduction.The interior decoration of the flats points to a wide range of cultural influences: The living room is often designed according to Ghanaian middle class standards with sofa, coffee table, room divider and entertainment electronics. More untypicalanbsp;...

Title:Cultures of Migration
Author:Hans Peter Hahn, Georg Klute
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2007


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