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Reconstructing community: the intermediary role of Sahelian associations in processes of migration and rural development

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Since the 1920s, associations formed by rural migrants in Africa's towns and cities have sought to advance the position of their communities through political representation and socioeconomic development. From the late 1950s onward, however, the role of these groups in processes of migration and urbanization has continued to puzzle observers of social change. This paper assesses two central axes of migrant association representation in their role as mediators between the State and the househo...

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Peer review status:
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Department:
St Antonys College
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
African Rural and Urban Studies
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
49-77
Publication date:
1996-01-02
ISSN:
1073-4600
Pubs id:
pubs:662567
URN:
uri:e381de01-b5ee-457a-919f-021ab00bf947
UUID:
uuid:e381de01-b5ee-457a-919f-021ab00bf947
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pubs:662567

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