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Higher Education, Youth and Migration in Contexts of Disadvantage

Understanding Aspirations and Capabilities

Authors: Mkwananzi, Faith

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  • Illuminates the voices of marginalised migrant youth in South Africa
  • Analyses the conditions in which aspirations for higher education are developed
  • Examines the multitudinal disadvantages experienced by migrant youth, in a way that is particularly relevant for migration to the Global South
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About this book

This book explores the lives, experiences and the formation of higher educational aspirations among marginalised migrant youth in South Africa. Using a case study based in Johannesburg, the author illuminates their voices in order to demonstrate the reality faced by these young people in the context of migration to the Global South. Within the complex landscape of global and African migration, this book draws on detailed narratives to understand the conditions under which aspirations for higher education are – or are not – developed. In doing so, the author highlights the value of understanding individual lives, experiences and opportunities from a human development point of view, capturing the multidimensional disadvantages experienced by migrants in a balanced, intersectional manner. Balancing empirical data with theoretical analysis, this volume tells a rich, nuanced story about marginalised migrant youth – an essential work for understanding the conditions necessary for such youth to live valuable lives in both local and international contexts. This book will appeal to students and scholars of youth migration, aspiration and educational opportunities, particularly within the Global South.

About the authors

Faith Mkwananzi is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Her work centers on education and development, with a particular focus on migration, educational inequalities, young people, educational aspirations and access to higher education.  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04453-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04452-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education, Youth and Migration in Contexts of Disadvantage
Book Subtitle
Understanding Aspirations and Capabilities
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04453-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04453-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04452-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 267
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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