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Migration aspirations and immobility in a Malian Soninke village

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This paper explores the local meaning of migration and the experience of immobility among young men of Soninke ethnicity in a village in the Kayes region of Mali. Soninke communities in Kayes are characterised by a "culture of migration"; increasingly since the 1950s, Soninke men from this region have supported local households and contributed to local development by working as labour migrants in France. This paper explicates how young Soninke men's aspirations to migrate internationally rela...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Publisher:
International Migration Institute Publisher's website
Series:
IMI Working Papers
Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:ecd41e62-ec83-4626-a420-350342928779
Local pid:
ora:5346

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