This study of xenophobia and how it both exploits and excludes is an incisive commentary on a globalizing world and its consequences for ordinary people's lives. Using the examples of Sub-Saharan Africa's two most economically successful nations, it meticulously documents the fate of immigrants and the new politics of insiders and outsiders. As globalization becomes a palpable reality, citizenship, sociality and belonging are subjected to stresses to which few societies have devised a civil response beyond yet more controls.
Francis B. Nyamnjoh is Associate Professor and Head of Publications and Dissemination with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
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