L'Angola, un Eldorado pour la jeunesse portugaise? Mondes imaginés et expériences de la mobilité dans l'espace lusophone

Translated title of the contribution: Angola: An eldorado for the Portuguese youth? Imagined worlds and mobility experiences in the lusophone World

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Abstract

Since the end of the civil war in Angola, in 2002, migrations from Portugal to its former have increased significantly. Who precisely are the Portuguese who decide to go and work in Angola, and what are their motivations? On which aspirations and imaginaries are their mobility based? Which economic, social, cultural resources, as well as the factors related to identity and memory, are being mobilized in these trajectories? What meanings do they bestow on the places and spaces they travel to and across, as well as on their own experience of mobility? This article examines the articulation between the notions of migrant subjectivities, family memories, and intergenerational bonds within the framework of European migrations to Africa that are historically associated to the colonial empires.

Translated title of the contributionAngola: An eldorado for the Portuguese youth? Imagined worlds and mobility experiences in the lusophone World
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)29-52
Number of pages24
JournalCahiers d Etudes Africaines
Volume221
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Economic migration/work mobility
  • Lusophone world
  • Portugal-Angola
  • Social imaginary

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