Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama, Pragna Rugunanan

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This book has provided a sociology of migration in southern Africa. It is widely acknowledged that Africa is historically differently positioned from other continents and that the relations within the continent are more complex in their specific, geographic and historical ways. The specific focus on southern Africa is indicative of and acknowledges the different dynamics in the various parts of Africa. This book moves away from the traditional approach in the literature, which views the African continent as homogenous with only shared characteristics. The continent has vast religious, linguistic, racial, national, ethnic, historical, economic, and geopolitical differences. While the focus of the book is on southern Africa, far-reaching empirical and theoretical conclusions can still be drawn because some of the migratory experiences discussed in this book are shared across countries in the context of a broader Global South. These commonalities are often characterised by unequal distribution of resources that shape the socio-economic and political dynamics of migration in the Global South.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMISCOE Research Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameIMISCOE Research Series
ISSN (Print)2364-4087
ISSN (Electronic)2364-4095

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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