'Based on empirical case studies from across sub-Saharan Africa, the contributions in this volume look to provide fresh insights into the unexpected changes, complex agency and persistent dynamism entailed in displacement processes.'
Africa at LSE
'This book provocatively asks "what does displacement produce?" Juxtaposing the experiences of different actors, drawing on rich ethnographic material, this important new volume strikes a careful balance between highlighting the agency of those often cast as victims and drawing attention to the emergence of vested interests that may perpetuate displacement.'
Oliver Bakewell, University of Oxford
'Displacement economies are the drivers of the world's economies! The contributors' innovative and creative analysis of displacement through the lens of "agency", relationality and its transformative power is a welcome addition to theories of displacement, which have previously focused on victimhood.'
Mirjam de Bruijn, Leiden University
'This superb new book brings together a range of deeply experienced contributors to offer new ways of seeing and thinking about "displacement economies".'
Christopher Cramer, SOAS, University of Londo
'Displacement Economies in Africa
offers a fresh analytic perspective on the multiple dislocations brought about by war and crisis in Africa. By theorizing a "relational" rather than "operational" approach, the volume diverges from the conventional perspectives of forced migration studies. With up-to-date examples drawn from across the continent, this collection should be essential reading for students of development, migration and conflict in Africa.'
JoAnn McGregor, Sussex University
'In a new era of displacement of people from multiple rural and urban sites in Africa, this extremely timely, important and well-crafted collection of detailed field studies takes up both the intended and unexpected material and symbolic effects produced by displacement. Crucial reading!'
Jane I. Guyer, Johns Hopkins University