Out-migration and its effects in West Africa


Workshop on out-migration and its effects in West Africa

Agathe Menetrier, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Organiser of the workshop 'Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies' ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Jacqueline Knörr (right), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Organiser of the workshop 'Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies' ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social

William P. Murphy, Northwestern University, Evanston, U.S.A. ■ Chair of Section 1: Images and Narratives of Migration ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Magdalena Brzezińska, University of Warsaw, Poland ■ Title of her talk: In the Shadow of the European Fortress: the impact of out-migration on Africans in the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau ■ Section 1: Images and Narratives of Migration ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Luisa Enria, University of Bath, UK ■ Title of her talk: Temple Run: dreams of migration and the political imagination amongst Freetown youth ■ Section 1: Images and Narratives of Migration ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Agathe Menetrier, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Title of her talk: Living in Transit: young homosexual asylum seekers in Dakar hoping for resettlement to the north ■ Section 1: Images and Narratives of Migration ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Maarten Bedert, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Title of his talk: How Imagining ‘Abroad’ Influences Belonging ‘at Home’: discourse on migration, suffering and civilization in contemporary Liberia ■ Section 1: Images and Narratives of Migration ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Anaïs Ménard (right), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Chair of Section 2: Transnational Families ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Ernestina K. Dankyi, University of Ghana, Accra ■ Title of her talk: Those Who Stay: voices of parents, spouses, and caregivers of migrants’ children ■ Section 2: Transnational Families ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Friederike Mieth, Independent scholar and consultant, Berlin, Germany ■ Title of her talk: The Long-Term Impact of (Out-)Migration: a family history ■ Section 2: Transnational Families ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Benjamin Lawrance, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A. ■ Title of his talk: The Dearly Departed: how “particular social group” refugees account for the family they left behind ■ Section 2: Transnational Families ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Christoph Kohl, Georg Eckert Institute for International Text-Book Research, Braunschweig, Germany ■ Title of his talk: Imaginations and Experiences of Searching a Life Abroad: out-migration through Bissau-Guinean eyes ■ Section 2: Transnational Families ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Sylvanus Spencer, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown ■ Chair of Section 3: Transnational Identities and Interactions ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Susan Shepler, American University, Washington DC, U.S.A. ■ Title of her talk: Sierra Leonean Circuits: space, reciprocity, and identity ■ Section 3: Transnational Identities and Interactions ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Justice Richard Kwabena Owusu Kyei, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana ■ Title of his talk: Transnational Political Practices Contributing to Democratic Governance in Ghana ■ Section 3: Transnational Identities and Interactions ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Dorothy Takyiakwaa, University of Cape Coast, Ghana ■ Title of her talk: ‘Home is Home’: internal migrants’ associations and development at origin communities ■ Section 3: Transnational Identities and Interactions ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

David O’Kane, University of Durham, UK ■ Chair of Section 4: Engendering and Categorizing (Im)Mobility ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Marion Fresia, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland ■ Title of her talk: Those Who Stay in ‘Camps’: how the entanglement between mobility and refugee aid affects dynamics of immobility and autochthony in West Africa ■ Section 4: Engendering and Categorizing (Im)Mobility ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Paolo Gaibazzi, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany ■ Title of his talk: Immobility and Sedentariness in Mobile West Africa ■ Section 4: Engendering and Categorizing (Im)Mobility ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Andrea Behrends, Free University Berlin, Germany ■ Title of her talk: Modalities of ‘Staying’ ■ Section 4: Engendering and Categorizing (Im)Mobility ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Andréa de Souza Lobo, University of Brasília, Brazil ■ Title of her talk: Lives at Wait? Family relations between emigrants and those who stay, Cape Verde ■ Section 4: Engendering and Categorizing (Im)Mobility ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Agathe Menetrier, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Chair of Section 5: Out-Migration Through the Lens of the City ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Tony Yeboah, University of Cape Coast, Ghana ■ Title of his talk: Transporting an Alien Culture: out-migration, remittances and the architectural landscape of Kumase in the 20th century ■ Section 5: Out-Migration Through the Lens of the City ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Wilson Trajano Filho, University of Brasília, Brazil ■ Title of his talk: Migration as a Trigger of Cosmopolitanism: everyday life in a small Cape Verdean city ■ Section 5: Out-Migration Through the Lens of the City ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Papa Sow, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN), Dakar, Senegal ■ Title of his talk: ‘Magic’ Creams -Botchô-Bobaraba-Bazooka-, Body Transformations and Economics of Aesthetics in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) ■ Section 5: Out-Migration Through the Lens of the City ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Jonas Klee, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Title of his talk: Talking About Good Migrants and Bad Migrants: perceptions of out-migration in Ziguinchor ■ Section 5: Out-Migration Through the Lens of the City ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Magdalena Brzezińska, University of Warsaw, Poland ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Paolo Gaibazzi, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Papa Sow, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN), Dakar, Senegal ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Ernestina K. Dankyi, University of Ghana, Accra ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Anita Schroven, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Sylvanus Spencer, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Sophie Nakueira (left), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies”, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Participants of the Workshop “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies” at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, 12–13 April 2018 ■ Marion Fresia ■ Anita Schroven ■ Ernestina K. Dankyi ■ Tony Yeboah ■ Justice Richard Kwabena Owusu Kyei ■ Christoph Kohl ■ Luisa Enria ■ Anaïs Ménard ■ David O'Kane ■ Dorothy Takyiakwaa ■ William P. Murphy ■ Jacqueline Knörr ■ Andrea Behrends ■ Maarten Bedert ■ Agathe Menetrier ■ Paolo Gaibazzi ■ Sylvanus Spencer ■ Andréa de Souza Lobo ■ Wilson Trajano Filho ■ Friederike Mieth ■ Hannah Pool ■ Magdalena Brzezińska ■ Benjamin Lawrance ■ Jonas Klee ■ Papa Sow ■ Susan Shepler ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
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