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Culture in ChaosAn Anthropology of the Social Condition in War$
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Stephen C. Lubkemann

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226496412

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.001.0001

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Other Struggles

Other Struggles

Migration and the Transformation of Social Relations

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(p.66) Chapter 2 Other Struggles
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Culture in Chaos
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.003.0003

This chapter examines the role of migration of in the transformation of social relations in the Machaze district in Mozambique. It describes how migrancy reshaped local social relations and the struggles over gendered, generational, and community power within Machazian society. This chapter also shows that migration was continuously and dynamically resituated as a strategy deployed in a multitude of social and political struggles at various levels in Machazian society. It also discusses migration in intergenerational struggle and the social advantages of nonmine migrancy.

Keywords:   migration, social relations, Machaze district, Mozambique, community power, political struggles, social struggles, intergenerational struggle, nonmine migrancy

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