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The meaning and use of identity papers

Alternative title:
handheld and heartfelt nationality in the borderlands of North West Zambia
Abstract:

Migration policies inevitably rest on bureaucratic responses concerned with the use of identity papers, visas, passports and other forms of paperwork. In research looking at movement between North-West Zambia and Angola, in Zambia, a very striking contrast was observed between the perspectives of the state and those of individuals on the use and meaning of papers. The former tended to see these papers as symbols of nationality and residence that people should feel privileged to hold. While so...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Author
Publisher:
International Migration Institute Publisher's website
Series:
IMI Working Papers
Place of publication:
http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/publications/working_papers
Publication date:
2007-01-01
Language:
English
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ora:5355
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2011-05-20

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