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by Francis B. Nyamnjoh


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By an ethnographic focus on South Africa and Botswana, this book elegantly and convincingly illustrates the ills of bounded citizenship of the nation-state. Series: Africa in the New Millennium.

By an ethnographic focus on South Africa and Botswana, this book elegantly and convincingly illustrates the ills of bounded citizenship of the nation-state. Whether it is the Makwerekwere or the foreign maids, it shows how certain groups based upon race, ethnicity, gender, class and geography have been systematically constituted as strangers, outsiders and aliens of the nation-state.

Southern Africa has experienced waves of migration, absorption and conflict in recent centuries. Francis Nyamnjoh has set his study on the troubled relations between insiders and outsiders among the maid and madam roles in a relatively affluent Gaborone, Botswana

Southern Africa has experienced waves of migration, absorption and conflict in recent centuries. For multi-racial and multi-ethnic countries such as those in Africa, the post independence period has focused continually on such distinctions. Francis Nyamnjoh has set his study on the troubled relations between insiders and outsiders among the maid and madam roles in a relatively affluent Gaborone, Botswana. To reach a wider audience than might be possible with a Botswana study, he includes anecdotal evidence of South African hostility toward the so-called makwerekwere, the foreign black Africans being targeted in the new South Africa.

Francis Nyamnjoh's innovative and absorbing text illustrates the new forces driving mobility, their politics and their consequences. He brings a freshness of vision and a global perspective to the problems. He writes with sharp insight on domestic servants, refugees, on xenophobia and inclusion. This book will be a high priority/must-read for anyone interested in regional labour markets, in regional politics, and in changing identities. William Beinart, Professor of Race Relations, St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

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In this remarkable study in CODESRIA's Africa in the New Millennium series, Francis Nyamnjoh aptly demonstrates how belonging is variously construed, claimed, and contested in South Africa and Botswana. The study reveals that globalization and citizenship are highly hierarchical processes affecting individuals and communities differently.

Focusing on two of southern Africa's upper-middle income countries, Francis Nyamnjoh declares at the start that .

Focusing on two of southern Africa's upper-middle income countries, Francis Nyamnjoh declares at the start that he "gives subalterns their voice" and "highlights the increasing xenophobia that both exploits and excludes them" (dustjacket). There are separate chapters on mobility, citizenship, and xenophobia in South Africa and Botswana, another on gender and domesticity, and two more on "madams and maids," chiefly concerned with Zimbabwean domestic servants in Botswana. A "Requiem for Bounded Citizenship" constitutes the conclusion.

Using the examples of Sub-Saharan Africa's two most economically successful nations, it meticulously documents the .

Using the examples of Sub-Saharan Africa's two most economically successful nations, it meticulously documents the fate of immigrants and the new politics of insiders and outsiders. As globalization becomes a palpable reality, citizenship, sociality and belonging are subjected to stresses to which few societies have devised a civil response beyond yet more controls. Bibliographic information.

Francis B. Nyamnjoh Using the examples of Sub-Saharan Africa's two most economically successful nations, it meticulously.

Using the examples of Sub-Saharan Africa's two most economically successful nations, it meticulously documents the fate of immigrants and the new politics of insiders and outsiders.

Insiders and Outsiders - Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Insiders and Outsiders - Francis B. Nyamnjoh. Globalisation, Mobility, Citizenship and Xenophobia in Southern Africa. Paradoxes of Globalisation. This study of globalisation, mobility, citizenship and xenophobia in South Africa and Botswana takes a closer look at the paradoxes of globalisation as a process of flows and closures, empowerment and enslavement, hope and disappointment. It argues that the neoliberal rhetoric and euphoria on globalisation must be countered with the reality of exclusion for all but an elite few (Bond 2001; Nyamnjoh 2004).

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This study of xenophobia and how it both exploits and excludes is an incisive commentary on a globalizing world and its consequences for ordinary people's lives. Using the examples of Sub-Saharan Africa's two most economically successful nations, it meticulously documents the fate of immigrants and the new politics of insiders and outsiders. As globalization becomes a palpable reality, citizenship, sociality and belonging are subjected to stresses to which few societies have devised a civil response beyond yet more controls.
Insiders and Outsiders: Citizenship and Xenophobia in Contemporary Southern Africa (Africa in the New Millennium) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Francis B. Nyamnjoh
ISBN: 1842776762
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Zed Books (April 3, 2006)
Pages: 288 pages