Innocente's Story: The Daily Politics of Belonging
James's Story: 'For Us Nande, a Tree Is Planted for Our Grandfather'
Roots and Routes along the Ugandan-Congolese Border
Rose's Story: The Politics of Administrative Categorization: Vulnerability, Agency, and Power Relations
Augustin's Story: 'I Was Supposed to Be a Prince'
Discourses on Leadership and Realities of Decision-Making Opportunities
Lucie's Story: Riches to Rags
Negotiating Power Reversals in Refugee Contexts
Amani's Story: Of Marriageable Age
Cross-Border Extended Family Politics
Bondeko's Story: Social Networks and 'Passive' Resistance
Jacob's Story: Respect and Respectability in Post-Migration Intergenerational and Intragenerational Relationships
Paul's Story: Morphologie douteuse and the Musicality of Body Politics
Marie's Story: Diploma for life? Education and Exclusion in Migration Discourse and Practice
Conclusion: The Politics of Age and Generation in Migration Contexts.
Christina Clark-Kazak, a former international aid worker, uses extensive interviews done in Kampala and Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda, to present the narratives of ten young people living as refugees. Their accounts reveal both political awareness and individual agency in everyday and extraordinary circumstances. The author shows how refugee youth seek to influence decision-making processes in families, communities, and at policy levels through formal and informal mechanisms, as well as through non-political channels such as education and music. She juxtaposes their interpretations of the situations with the discourse and bureaucracy of international aid organizations, showing the sometimes radical differences between these perspectives. Clark-Kazak not only provides insight into the politics of labelling but offers recommendations for future research, policy, and programs for refugee young people. A remarkable and compelling look at the lives of young refugees, Recounting Migration challenges stereotypes by giving these migrants a long-overdue opportunity to speak for themselves. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In this comprehensive and provocative study of maternal reactions to child death in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, anthropologist Jónína Einarsdóttir challenges the assumption that mothers in high-poverty societies will neglect their children and fail to mourn their deaths as a survival strategy. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted from 1993 to 1998 among the matrilineal Papel, who reside in the Biombo region, this work includes theoretical discussion of reproductive practices, conceptions of children, childcare customs, interpretations of diseases and death, and infanticide. Einarsdóttir also brings compelling narratives of life experiences and reflections of Papel women.--Publisher description.