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Migration: Regional: South Africa
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Migration in Africa is often assumed to be predominantly a male behavior, as a result of which the study of women's migration parallel to men has not only been underestimated but also prejudiced. Yet women have participated in various regional migration patterns found throughout the continent, although their involvement may differ in scale, duration, and motivation. One of the most important …

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Vawda, Shahid, “Migration: Regional: South Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0274d>
First published online: 2009

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