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Children & Migration in Africa : an Interdisciplinary Perspective (24-25 mai 2012) 2012

lundi 9 janvier 2012

Séminaire organisé à Londres (UK) par AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies) en association avec the Centre of African Studies (SOAS, University of London), the Institute of Historical Research (University of London)et l’Institut des Sciences Humaines (University of Liège - Belgium)

Appel à communication jusqu’au 29 janvier 2012

Appel à contribution :

"While African children are heavily involved in migration, they remain obscure in grey and scholarly literatures dominated by the male labour migratory model. Furthermore,
work on young migrants often conflates the social categories of ‘child’ and ‘youth’ and children themselves are divided into the binary states of agents or victims. Although recent scholarship on children and migration in Africa has acknowledged the importance of African children as discrete agents in migratory processes, analytical shortcomings remain. Much of this research has lacked a longue durée perspective. The key aim of this workshop will be to connect contemporary and historical analysis of the migratory
trajectories of children in several African societies.
Papers could address, but are not limited to, the following issues : patterns of fosterage, child circulation within Africa and between Africa and Europe, the role of education, child labour and conceptions of place and ‘home’."

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