Saving forms and practices of the Senegalese and Gembien minority in Catalonia [Spain]

Papa Sow

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    In the last few years, Catalonia has become a highly prized destination for Africans coming from the southern Sahara. Since the 1980s, one of the most visible groups Is undoubtedly that of Senegalese and Gambians. Alongside the Integration logic developed by the policies of the host country, Senegalese and Gambians produce personal and collective social practices and decision-making related to a particular process of re-Mentification. Given that they have In mind some social mechanisms characteristic of their societies of origin (such as the tontines'or natt in the Wolof language), these immigrants try reenact in the Immigration countries. This logic of reproduction of the toritines', as It Is the way of living of a significant part of them, has allowed them to better collectivise the resources and protect themselves against possible foreign aggressions. The natt, considered as an underground behavioural mode constitute true crucibles of innovations where community obligations seem to be privileged to the detriment of Individual obligations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-56
    JournalGeographie et Cultures
    Issue number56
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


    • Capturing and distribution of funds
    • Catalonia
    • Collective resources
    • Gambians
    • Migrants
    • Movements of savings
    • Senegalese
    • Spain
    • Terrttoriality
    • Women


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