Tambem Aqui Fazemos Amor

in Culture in Chaos

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780226496412
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226496436 | DOI:
Tambem Aqui Fazemos Amor

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This chapter examines how migration decision making of the people of Machaze, Mozambique was affected by social relations and the complex process of their renegotiation in a context of reconfigured opportunity structures. It analyzes the case of Machazian men who sought refuge in the long-standing destinations for labor migration in South Africa throughout the war. This chapter argues that the war-time migration decision making of Machazians was responsive to concerns over the preservation and renegotiation of social relations and the pursuit of key life projects such as marriage and raising children.

Keywords: migration; Machaze; Mozambique; social relations; labor migration; South Africa; marriage; children

Chapter.  14032 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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