"When in Joburg relatives show their true colours": the changing role of the family as a source of social capital among Zimbabawean migrants in Johannesburg

Hungwe, Chipo (2015) "When in Joburg relatives show their true colours": the changing role of the family as a source of social capital among Zimbabawean migrants in Johannesburg.

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11408/644

Abstract

This study analyses the changing role of the family as a source of social capital in aiding migration, settlement and social integration of Zimbabwean migrants. The study is based on qualitative interviews with 58 Zimbabwean migrants in Tembisa and Kempton Park in Johannesburg metropolitan city. The article makes an important contribution to literature revealing how as a result of decreased chances to get a good job, pressure to remit back home and expectations to look after newcomers, Zimbabwean migrant families are experiencing economic strain resulting in tense and hostile relations and rejection of new migrants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family, hostility, migrants, opportunity structure, social capital
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Midlands State University
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 02:45
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 02:45
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/5628

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