Large-scale displacement - whether caused by war, state-related political or development projects, different forms of political violence, structural crisis, or even natural disasters - evokes many stereotyped assumptions about those forcibly displaced or emplaced. At the same time there is a problematic lack of attention paid to the diversity of actors, strategies and practices that reshape the world in the face (and chronic aftermath) of dramatic moments of violent dislocation. In this highly original volume, based on empirical case studies from across sub-Saharan Africa, the authors reveal the paradoxical effects, both intended and unexpected, that displacement produces, and that manifest themselves in displacement economies. An important contribution to a topic of growing scholarly and policy interest.
Introduction 1. Displacement Economies: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity in Africa - Amanda Hammar Part I: Economies of Rupture and Repositioning 2. Securing Livelihoods. Economic Practice in the Darfur-Chad Borderlands - Andrea Behrends 3. Contested Spaces, New Opportunities: Displacement, Return and the Rural Economy in Casamance, Senegal - Martin Evans 4. The Paradoxes of Class: Crisis, Displacement and Repositioning in Post-2000 Zimbabwe - Amanda Hammar Part II: Reshaping Economic Sectors, Markets and Investment 5. Rapid Adaptations to Change and Displacements in the Lundas (Angola) - Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues 6. Somali Displacements and Shifting Markets: Camel Milk in Nairobi's Eastleigh Estate - Hannah Elliott 7. Diaspora Returnees in Somaliland's Displacement Economy - Peter Hansen 8. Financial Flows and Secrecy Jurisdictions in Times of Crisis: Relocating Assets in Zimbabwe's Displacement Economies - Sarah Bracking Part III: Confinement and Economies of Loss and Hope 9. The IDP Economy in Northern Uganda: A Prisoners' Economy? - Morten Boas and Ingunn Bjorkhaug 10. 'No Move To Make': The Zimbabwe Crisis, Displacement-in-Place and the Erosion of 'Proper Places' - Jeremy Jones 11. Captured Lives: the Precarious Space of Youth Displacement in Eastern DRC - Timothy Raeymaekers