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By Joy Owen

ISBN-10: 1498516270

ISBN-13: 9781498516273

Congolese Social Networks: residing at the Margins in Muizenberg, Cape Town is a heavily researched ethnography that focuses predominantly at the lives of 3 Congolese transmigrants (self-identified as such). This monograph situates them in a sophisticated South African area among distinct South African others, and related nationwide others. not like different modern foreign texts on transnational migrants, this e-book discusses entrée into the immigration kingdom, and the various makes an attempt of Congolese males to situate themselves inside social networks.
In the highbrow stream to target transnational areas and transnationality, the truth of migration in a selected socio-political context—a specialise in place—has been neglected. Migration at the African continent is extra just like the early migrations of Italian, Polish, and Jewish immigrants to the USA within the preliminary stages of arrival, model, and copy of the nationwide self. whereas those Congolese transmigrants hold touch with these again domestic via a variety of social media functions, their very genuine survival wishes strength a day by day dwelling that secures survival wishes, while these of a better category preserve a spotlight on
lola (paradise)—onward migration out of South Africa. an enormous element of securing one’s survival wishes is the production of various social networks. via those networks, Congolese transmigrants entry information about employment, details on applicable academic possibilities for kids, information about secure residential components, and several types of details that help their lifestyles in an routinely alienating South African space.

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