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- Migration Crises: Definitions, Critiques, and Global Contexts
- Migrations and Macro-Regions in Times of Crises: Long-Term Historiographic Perspectives
- Migrants in Crisis in Nineteenth-Century Britain
- Memories of a French Migration Crisis: The Harkis
- Decolonization, Nation Building, and Migration Crises in Southeast Asia
- Migration Crisis and “Brexit”
- Refugee and Romani Immigrant Populations in Barcelona
- The Myth of a Migration Crisis in France: Transformations of Public Actions and Solidarist Actions
- The Manufacturing of the US-Mexico Border Crisis
- Refugees in the United States and the Politics of Crisis
- The Politics of the Refugee Crisis in Hungary: Bordering and Ordering the Nation and Its Others
- East Asian Exceptionalism to Western Populism and Migration Crisis
- Central American Refugees Reveal the Crisis of the State
- Conflicting Perspectives on the “Migrant Crisis” in the Horn of Africa
- Precarious Mobility in Central America and Southern Mexico: Crises and the Struggle to Survive
- Migration, Crises, and Social Transformation in India Since the 1990s
- Syrian Refugees and Turkey: Whose “Crisis”?
- Climate-Migration Responses in the Pacific Region
- Migration and Environmental Crises in Africa
- Effects of Climate Change on Migration Crises in Oceania
- Climate Change and Migration Crisis in Africa
- “Refugee Crisis” in the Southeastern European Countries: The Rise and Fall of the Balkan Corridor
- Wars and Migration Crises in Central America: On Missing Persons during Armed Conflict and International Migration
- Afghan Experiences of Displacement
- Migration Crises in Turkey
- Managing the “Refugee Crisis” along the Balkan Route: Field Notes from Serbia
- The Criminalization of Migration in Canada and Its Unintended Policy Consequences
- Violence at the US-Mexico Border
- Regional Migration and Argentina’s “Hospitality” in Crisis
- Australia and People Seeking Asylum who Arrive by Boat
- The Crisis Mentality of Russian Migration Management
- The United States and Migration Crises: Refugees in the Past and Present
- Deportation, Crisis, and Social Change
- Ethics and Migration Crises
- Migration Flows and Migration Crisis in Southern Europe
- Narratives of Crisis Migration and the Power of Visual Culture
- Framing the Syrian Refugee: Divergent Discourses in Three National Contexts
- Gender and Social Exclusion in European Migration Crisis: A Sociohistorical Perspective
- LGBTQ Migration Crises
- The Post-Communist Identity Crisis and Queer Migration from Poland
- A Gendered Analysis of the European Refugee “Crisis”
- Human Trafficking as a Migration Crisis: Gender, Precariousness, and Access to Labor Rights
- Sanctuary and Unsettling “the” Refugee Crisis
- The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Multiculturalism Issues, and Integration in Canada
- Migration and Integration in China
- The Paradox of Immigrant Political Participation in Europe amidst Crises of Multiculturalism
- Migration to Australia in Times of Crisis
- Migration Crisis and Social Trauma
- The Crisis of Gulf Migration
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses the contributions of economic crises, disasters, medical migration—especially for maternal and child care, in particular among the privileged— and climate change to migration in Africa, within the context of embedded values of immigration for economic advantage for self, family, and friends. Embedded local constructions of the West as the land of incredible opportunities and limitless wealth propel migration and frame local economic and environmental challenges as insurmountable requiring a determined or ‘lucky’ escape to developed countries to be achieved. Hence, local environmental crises solidify the resolve to migrate to improve socioeconomics for present and future populations through chain migration and remittances, among other culturally defined and expected support from successful migrants.
Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale holds a PhD in sociology. He is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. He has won the University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Award for scholarly publication, 2007; IFRA (French Institute for Research in Africa) Research Fellowship, 2009; American Council of Learned Societies-African Humanities Programme Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010; and African Studies Association (USA) Presidential Award, 2014. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for African Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA in November 2014. He is the author of The Tokunbo Phenomenon and the Second-hand Economy in Nigeria (Peter Lang, 2013).
Olayinka Akanle, PhD is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is also a postdoctoral fellow at the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) in Social Policy, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He has won scholarly awards such as the World Social Science Fellowship (WSSF) of the International Social Science Council (ISSC), Paris, France; Laureate of Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); and University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Prize for scholarly publication. His research interests include the sociology of development/development studies, social theory, and social policy.
Olugbenga Samuel Falase earned a PhD from the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan. He is a recipient of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Doctoral Fellowships (2014, 2016, and 2017), and Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) Doctoral Research Support Grant, 2015. He is a specialist in contextual sociology, development sociology, and the sociology of natural resources. He is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Psychology, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale holds a PhD in anthropology. Her doctoral research was on space, sexuality, and power at Bodija Market, Ibadan, Nigeria. She was a recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies-African Humanities Program (ACLS-AHP) Doctoral Fellowship, 2012; the Cadbury Fellowship (Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Birmingham University), 2014; and ACLS-AHP Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2016. Her interests lie in medical anthropology; cultural studies; sexuality issues; and maternal, child, and adolescent studies. She is a research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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