African Immigrant Traders in Inner City Johannesburg: Deconstructing the Threatening ‘Other’ By Inocent Moyo
English | PDF | 2017 | 206 Pages | ISBN : 3319571435 | 3.26 MB
This book contests the negative portrayal of African immigrants as people who are not valuable members of South African society. They are often perceived as a threat to South Africa and its patrimony, accused of committing crime, taking jobs and competing for resources with South African citizens. Unique in its deployment of a deconstructionist theoretical and analytical framework, this work argues that this is a simplistic portrayal of a complex reality. Inocent Moyo lays bare, not only the failings of an exclusivist narrative of belonging, but also a complex social reality around migration and immigration politics, belonging and exclusion in contemporary South Africa.