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Understanding the social exclusion of Zimbabwean migrants In Johannesburg, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Hungwe, Chipo
dc.contributor.author Gelderblom, Derik
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-19T18:11:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-19T18:11:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1582-8344
dc.identifier.uri http://www.jppc.ro/reviste/JCPP%20Nr.%201%202014/articole/art07.pdf
dc.description.abstract This paper applies the social exclusion concept to understanding the experiences of Zimbabwean migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa. It argues that the experiences of Zimbabwean migrants are shaped by certain institutional, individual and social mechanisms of exclusion. The main institutions responsible for migrant exclusion are: the police; hospitals, banks and employers. The paper further argues that migrant social networks mainly used to deal with exclusion have unwittingly made it difficult for migrants to be integrated properly within the South African society. This is because migrant networks emphasise values of exclusivity and difference. The paper proffers a pragmatic view of understanding migrants as citizens of a global world. It maintains that the social exclusion of migrants must be understood from a cosmopolitan and global perspective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Expert Publisher & Association for Social and Economic Development and Promotion of Catalactica en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Community Positive Practices;Vol.. 14, No. 1; p. 75-91
dc.subject Banks en_US
dc.subject Hospitals en_US
dc.subject Migrants; en_US
dc.subject Police, social exclusion en_US
dc.title Understanding the social exclusion of Zimbabwean migrants In Johannesburg, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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