Louis Henri Seukwa: The Ingrained Art of Survival – The Nexus between Competence and Migration [PDF]


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The Nexus between Competence and Migration as Reflected in Refugee Biographies
TIAS Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 6

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ISBN 978-3-89645-250-4 SKU: 250 Category: Tags: , , , , , , ,


270 pp.
2 illustrations, 2 graphs, 13 tables and charts

Text language: English

How do young African refugees in Germany, despite experiencing the most adverse of life situations, still manage to unfold their individual potential, develop subjective coping strategies, and achieve educational success against all odds? What can the resilient capacity of these young people teach us about education and integration policy in Germany, as well as the socio-political and educational situation in their home countries in Africa? How does this inform and deepen our understanding of what competence actually is?

The theoretical analyses and empirical surveys conducted by the educationalist Louis Henri Seukwa in this book embed the answer to these questions in a framework of structural and action theory and expand the prevailing psychologically orientated research on individual coping to the broader perspective of a social theory. One of his key finds, which is significant for the resource-based approach in educational science, is the existence of a type of competence that is acquired primarily in connection with social structures of exclusion.

The illuminating and critical insights outlined in this work have been awarded with two prestigious German prizes, the 2007 Karl Ditze Award for Outstanding Academic Work (University of Hamburg/Germany) and the 2007 Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies.

Under these links you will find further empirical studies focusing on migration, escape and the position of asylees in Germany, Europe and African societies:

Mira Döring: Asylverfahren und Gerechtigkeit – Darstellung eines Interessenwiderstreits [PDF]
Aron Mir Haschemi: “Safe Havens” for Refugees – A European Project to Avert Migration? [PDF]
Katharina Inhetveen (Hrsg.): Flucht als Politik – Berichte von fünf Kontinenten [PDF]
Nina von Nolting: Nation im Exil? Eritreer in Deutschland [PDF]

Youssouf Diallo: Nomades des espaces interstitiels – Pastoralisme, identité, migrations (Burkina Faso – Côte d’Ivoire) [PDF]
Andrea Riester: Migration and Conflict – The Integration of Burkinabe Migrants Displaced from Côte d’Ivoire [PDF]
Sebastian Prothmann: Lifeworlds of Young Men beyond Migration and Immobility in Pikine, Senegal [PDF]
Christiane Falge: The Global Nuer – Transnational Life-Worlds, Religious Movements and War [PDF]
M. Abdalla / D. Dias Barros / M. Berthet (eds.): Spaces in Movement – New Perspectives on Migration in African Settings [PDF]

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