Insiders and Outsiders

Citizenship and Xenophobia in Contemporary Southern Africa

Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Insiders and Outsiders

Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Distributed for Zed Books

288 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2006  
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842776773 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
'A remarkable study? Among the many significant theoretical and empirical contributions that Nyamnjoh makes in this study, perhaps most incisive is the intensity with which Africa is incorporated into the consumption practices of global capitalism in that no object, territory or experience is beyond being a locus of often fierce struggle over their disposition and use.' - Professor AbdouMaliq Simone

'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. It is a lucidly written book with a purpose and passion. It should be read by all those concerned with modern citizenship and the inequalities it institutes.' - Engin F. Isin, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Division of Social Science, York University, Toronto

'Labour migration has been a major feature of southern African history for over a century. Yet in the last couple of decades, patterns of mobility in the subcontinent have changed radically. 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
Contents
Introduction: Globalisation, Mobility, Citizenship and Xenophobia in Southern Africa
1. Mobility, Citizenship and Xenophobia in South Africa
2. Citizenship, Mobility and Xenophobia in Botswana
3. Gender, Domesticity, Mobility and Citizenship
4. Maids, Mobility and Citizenship in Botswana
5. Madams and Maids: Coping with Domination and Dehumanisation
6. Conclusion: Requiem for Bounded Citizenship
References
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