7th October, 2014
How can one explain from the perspective of Africa the so-called “feminization of migration” accompanying the process of globalisation? Despite the considerable developments accomplished in the fields of female migration and mobility research, in particular, and in that migration in general, the socio cultural foundations, the underlying logics of female migration, and the structuring dynamics still remain under investigates. These two epistemological fields at the heart of which women migrants, are implicitly or explicitly located, have evolved in a disconnected manner. Yet such a dichotomy is does not help much in shedding light on the migration phenomenon, especially when views it from the specific angle of social relations between men and women. This article is specifically concerned with the differentiated logics which underlay African women migration, the multiplicity in the roles they play in the departures, the design of individual strategies.
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