Invisible Sojourners: African Immigrant Diaspora In The United States

Hardcover | September 1, 2000

byJohn A. Arthur

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Arthur documents the role that Africa's best and brightest play in the new migration of population from less developed countries to the United States. He highlights how Africans negotiate and forge relationships among themselves and with the members of the host society. Multiple aspects of the African immigrants' social world, family patterns, labor force participation, and formation of cultural identities are also examined. He lays out the long term aspirations of the immigrants within the context of the geo-political, economic, and social conditions in Africa. Ultimately, Arthur explains why people leave Africa, what they encounter, their interactions with the host society, and their attitudes about American social institutions. He also provides information about the social changes and policies that African countries need to adopt to stem the tide, or even reverse, the African brain drain. A detailed analysis for scholars, students, and other researchers involved with African and immigration studies and contemporary American society.

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Arthur documents the role that Africa's best and brightest play in the new migration of population from less developed countries to the United States. He highlights how Africans negotiate and forge relationships among themselves and with the members of the host society. Multiple aspects of the African immigrants' social world, family p...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.54 × 6.4 × 0.82 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:027596759X

ISBN - 13:9780275967598

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?Diaspora studies is inspiring very exciting research on people of African decent in the Atlantic World. In this study of the African immigrant diaspora in the United States, John Arthur provides insight into the evolution and development of the African Diaspora. While people have migrated for centuries for obvious economic and ideological reasons, this book explains the economic and political roots of African migration in the 20th century. The book provides demographic and statistical evidence that Africans are the most important visible immigrant group in America in the last three decades....[t]his is a good overview of the African immigrant experience, how they construct membership in the American society and the future of African immigration.??African Studies Quarterly