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Pushed to Africa: emigration and social change in China

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This essay explores the dynamics of recent labour migration from China to Africa through the prism of migrant narratives. Drawing on field research in Ethiopia and China the author links migrants’ motives for, and experiences of, migration to social transformation in China: most notably a shift away from the flurry of optimism and idealism to a mood of careful conformism fuelled by a prevailing yearning for a sense of security and a fear of ‘missing out’ in a competition for resources. Migran...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Area Studies
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
15
Pages:
2491-2507
Publication date:
2016-04-15
Acceptance date:
2016-03-26
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EISSN:
1469-9451
ISSN:
1369-183X
Language:
English
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pubs:619511
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uuid:f5a19fd3-cd03-44ce-b7e2-0376dcecf2a4
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619511
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2017-10-16

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