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Postcolonial Portuguese Labour Migration to Angola : Migrants or Masters? - (Hardcover)

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Grounded in extensive and original ethnographic fieldwork, this book makes a novel contribution to migration studies by examining a European labour migration to the Global South, namely contemporary Portuguese migration to Angola in a postcolonial context. In doing so, it explores everyday encounters at work between the Portuguese migrants and their Angolan “hosts”, and it analyses how the Luso-African postcolonial heritage interplays with the recent Portuguese-Angolan migration in the (re-)construction of power relations and identities. Based on ethnographic interviews, the book describes the Angolan-Portuguese relationship as characterized not only by hierarchies of power, but also by ambivalence and hybridity. This research demonstrates that the identities of the ex-colonized Angolan and the Portuguese ex-colonizer are shaped by a history of unequal and violent power relations. Further, it reveals how this history has produced a sense of intimacy between the two, and the often fraught nature of this relationship. Combining a strong connection to the field of migration studies with a postcolonial perspective, this original work will appeal to students and scholars of migration, postcolonial studies, the sociology of work and African Studies. 
Number of Pages: 154
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Lisa u00c5kesson
Language: English
Street Date: March 23, 2018
TCIN: 53486173
UPC: 9783319730516
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-5129
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