Migration, Crisis and Temporality at the Zimbabwe-South Africa Border
Governing Immobilities

By (author) Kudakwashe Vanyoro

ISBN13: 9781529225815

Imprint: Bristol University Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 01/08/2023

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Only 15 kilometres away from the border of Zimbabwe, Musina is an obscure town in South Africa that the media cast into the public eye in the wake of the 2008 Zimbabwean economic crisis. Taking as its starting point the arrival of thousands of displaced Zimbabwean migrants at Musina, this book presents valuable new perspectives on the temporality of migration and the governance of immobilities. The author explores the role of humanitarian actors in supporting migrants, and examines the outcomes of government-led activities in the longer term. This is an insightful assessment of how state and non-state practices intertwine in the management of largely immobile people, and of the importance of time in understanding African migration and borders.
Experiences and Governance of Immobilities: an Introduction 1. The Making of South Africa's Time-Space: A Historical Perspective on the Zimbabwe-South Africa Border 2. 'Saving' Immobile Zimbabweans: Humanitarian Responses to the Zimbabwean 'Crisis' at the Zimbabwe-South Africa Border 3. The Temporal-Biopolitics of Governing Immobilities at the Zimbabwe-South Africa Border 4. 'Laughing at 'Them' in Silence': Everyday Governance and Harm on Immobile Migrant Bodies at the Border Transit Shelters 5. 'This Place is a Bus Stop': Temporalities of Zimbabwean Migrant Men Wwaiting at the Zimbabwe-South Africa Border Conclusion: Bringing Time to the Study of African Borders
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Anthropology
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Migration, immigration & emigration
  • Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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