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The Moroccan Moment and Communities of Itinerants: Mobility and Belonging in the Transnational Trajectories of Sub-Saharan Migrants

  • Johara Berriane
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Part of the Global Diversities book series (GLODIV)

Abstract

By critically documenting sub-Saharan African migrants’ everyday lives and urban social encounters in the city of Fès, Morocco, this chapter shows how apparently transitory ‘moments’ can give rise to a sense of transient, transnational belonging. It further explores how migrants who are largely uninterested in staying become part of the Moroccan urban spaces where they pass through or temporarily settle. This chapter demonstrates how migrants do contribute in shaping the city through their physical and economic presence and the circumstantial social relations that they foster with other migrants and locals. During their ‘Moroccan moment’, migrants participate further in raising debates about rights to the city and the right to be mobile.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johara Berriane
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.German Historical Institute of ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.Center for Research on Social PoliciesDakarSenegal

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