Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in by Professor Claudine Attias-Donfut, Joanne Cook, Dr Jaco PDF

By Professor Claudine Attias-Donfut, Joanne Cook, Dr Jaco Hoffman, Louise Waite

ISBN-10: 0230390323

ISBN-13: 9780230390324

ISBN-10: 1349322407

ISBN-13: 9781349322404

This booklet explores migration reports of African households throughout generations in Britain, France and South Africa. worldwide techniques of African migration are investigated, and the lived reviews of African migrants are explored in components akin to citizenship, belonging, intergenerational transmission, paintings and social mobility.

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A large number of people tried to flee these countries and some of them headed towards Europe, where they hoped to obtain asylum. For instance, in 2009, the French Office for Refugees and Stateless Persons registered 5780 asylum seekers coming from Africa and 1952 of them (33 per cent) eventually gained the status of political refugee. Many asylum seekers have been officially refused permission to stay in France. It is difficult to know exactly how many undocumented African migrants are in France.

The number of migrants to France from the Congo rose from 8492 in 1982 to 35,449 in 1999; this was the most populous group after Mali. The number of migrants to France from the Ivory Coast rose from 12,072 in 1982 to 29,885 in 1999. 6 Source: INSEE (2001). Jacques Barou, Petra Aigner and Bernard Mbenga 23 CENSUS 1982). These three countries have experienced very difficult situations in recent years. There have been two civil wars in Congo, in 1993 and 1997. Its geographical proximity to two countries with long term troubled histories, Angola and Zaire, has also had an effect on the flow of migrants.

The number of migrants to France from the Ivory Coast rose from 12,072 in 1982 to 29,885 in 1999. 6 Source: INSEE (2001). Jacques Barou, Petra Aigner and Bernard Mbenga 23 CENSUS 1982). These three countries have experienced very difficult situations in recent years. There have been two civil wars in Congo, in 1993 and 1997. Its geographical proximity to two countries with long term troubled histories, Angola and Zaire, has also had an effect on the flow of migrants. Despite its satisfactory economic situation, for some years there has been an increase in tensions between the populations of the north and the south of the Ivory Coast, and a hardening of antagonism between ‘authentic’ Ivorians and descendants of migrants.

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