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Bush Bound : Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa - by Paolo Gaibazzi (Paperback)

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Whereas most studies of migration focus on movement, this book examines the experience of staying put. It looks at young men living in a Soninke-speaking village in Gambia who, although eager to travel abroad for money and experience, settle as farmers, heads of families, businessmen, civic activists, or, alternatively, as unemployed, demoted youth. Those who stay do so not only because of financial and legal limitations, but also because of pressures to maintain family and social bases in the Gambia valley. 'Stayers' thus enable migrants to migrate, while ensuring the activities and values attached to rural life are passed on to the future generations.

Number of Pages: 232.0
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Paolo Gaibazzi
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2018
TCIN: 53238541
UPC: 9781785338274
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-2765

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