Cape Verde

Migrant remittances, social inequality and restrictive immigration regimes

Upphovsperson: Åkesson, Lisa
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2011
Ämnesord: Migrants, Remittances, Immigration, Social inequality, Cape Verde, Business and economics, Ekonomi
The case of Cape Verde shows that the relationship between remittances and inequality in migrant-sending countries depends on a number of factors. The situation is thus more complicatedthan the dominant pessimistic view of the 1970s and 1980s or today’s “development optimism” discourse. Among the factors are changes over time in the selectivity of migrants, variations in family organization and differences in impact between permanent and return migration. A policy debate about remittances and inequality needs to include immigration regimes. Migrant-sending countries can reduce the risk that remittances will exacerbate socioeconomicinequality by facilitating the use of remittances for projects that benefit local communities. Destination countries can open up possibilities for legal labour migration, especiallyfor those who are not highly educated, in order to promote, among other things, a more equal distribution of remittances.

Playing with identities in contemporary music in Africa

Medarbetare: Palmberg, Mai | Kirkegaard, Annemette
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet ; Sibelius Museum; Dept. of Musicology, Åbo Academy University
År: 2002
Ämnesord: cultural identity, music, popular culture, South Africa, Uganda, Cape Verde, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Senegal, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The musics of Africa play a particularly important role in expressing and forming identities. This book brings together African and Nordic scholars from both musicology and other disciplines in an attempt to analyse various aspects of the complex playing with volatile identities in music in Africa today. Taken together the papers put new light on the assumed or real dichotomies between countryside and city, collective and individual, tradition and modernity, authentic and alien. The papers are based on contributions for a conference organised by the research project "Cultural Images in and of Africa" of the Nordic Africa Institute together with the Sibelius Museum/Department of Musicology and the Centre for Continuing Education at Åbo Akademi University in Åbo (Turku), Finland in Oct. 2000. The book includes a keynote speech by Christopher Waterman (UCLA), and an introduction by Annemette Kirkegaard, Copenhagen University. Both Southern, West and East Africa are represented in the studies, which cover a great variety of musics.

From water to world-making : African models and arid lands

Medarbetare: Gísli, Pálsson
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1990
Ämnesord: Cape Verde, West Africa, Northeast Africa, East Africa, Arid zone, Ecology, Resources management, Anthropology, Pastoralists, Ecological anthropology, Social anthropology/ethnography, Socialantrolopologi/etnografi
The articles in this book attempt to illuminate the complex interactions between ecology and society in arid lands and the range of representations developed by africans - be they pastoralists, fishermen or farmers.

Kap Verde : de lyckliga öarna

Upphovsperson: Davidson, Basil
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1990
Ämnesord: Cape Verde, West Africa, History, Political development, Liberation, Independence, PAIGC, National liberation movements, Colonialism, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Med hjälp av tidigare okänt historiskt material, unika intervjuer och egna intryck från ett flertal resor till Kap Verde, levandegör den brittiske historikern Basil Davidson Kap Verdes långa historia av förtryck och hungersnöd, dess frigörelsekamp och dess unika experiment med demokratiskt styre efter självständigheten.