Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Eaters Of The Dry Season: Circular Labor Migration In The West African Sahel
Foyalty 106

Eaters Of The Dry Season: Circular Labor Migration In The West African Sahel (Paperback)

£34.99
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.

Synopsis

In this illuminating new work on the geography of poverty, David Rain dispels the notion that relentless human mobility is a byproduct of Western technological advances like superhighways and airports. Instead, it is much older and more deeply ingrained in the human spirit. Every year after the rainy season ends in the arid West African Sahel, hundreds of thousands of men and women leave their villages to work in the informal economies of West African cities. The seasonal flux of peasants swells urban markets and neighborhoods, as it has for centuries. These migrants, called masu cin rani in Hausa, or ?those who eat the dry season,? travel after their crops are harvested in order to conserve household food supplies and earn money which is funneled back to their villages of origin. These ?eaters? come from all walks of life, though they are more commonly poor and living by their wits.This book focuses on the activities of the seasonal migrants, persisting as they have through colonial and postcolonial changes, and constituting an important response to uncertainty in the region. Based on a combination of survey-interviews and geographic analysis, the book regards the migrants as practical people who are simply making the best of what has been dealt to them. Contextual andpanoramic, and centered on the immediacy of daily and seasonal routines, Eaters of the Dry Season delves deeper than typical alarmist accounts of African drought and famine, which are all too common in current literature. It will challenge laypeople as well as scholars and policymakers to consider how actual people respond to global changes in the next century, especially for the billions who are labeled ?poor.? Unraveling the dynamics behind population, environment, and poverty requires us to set our sights on the intersection of the human and the physical realms, and to enter the worlds inhabited by the poor.

David Rickter Rain is a professional geographer living with his family in the Washington DC area. He served in the US Peace Corps in Niger from 1985 to 1987, and in 1997 he earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University. This is his first book.

More books by David Rain

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Silence Would Be Treason: Last...
(Paperback)
Ide Corley; Helen Fallon; Laurence Cox
 
 
£10.99
 
Black Politics after the Civil Rights...
(Paperback)
Dianne Pinderhughes
 
 
£31.99
 
Black Politics after the Civil Rights...
(Hardback)
Dianne Pinderhughes
 
 
£100.00
 
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies...
(Hardback)
Barbara Harff; Ted Robert Gurr
 
 
£110.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close