This book positions the identities that African emigres negotiate in transnational migration. It seeks to investigate the structure and modalities of the broader social contexts and parameters underpinning how these identities are constructed and rationalized. The identities African immigrants depict are transnational, resilient, enterprising, altruistic, and based upon a yearning desire for economic opportunities and total incorporation in global affairs. Their migratory identities are structured to finding solutions to ameliorate the myriad of pressing issues facing Africa.
John A. Arthur is professor of sociology at University of Minnesota.
Chapter 1: Constructing African Immigrant Identities in Transnational Domains Chapter 2: Situating Africa's Brain Drain Dilemma in Global Migrations Chapter 3: Transnational African Immigrant Lives and Identities Chapter 4: Rationalizing the Meanings of African Migrations Chapter 5: Gendering the Diaspora Identities of Second Generation African Immigrant Girls Chapter 6: African Immigrants and Native-Born Blacks: Discourses on Finding Common Ground Chapter 7: Imagining the Future of African Immigrant Identities in Migration Studies