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It is important to note that while I came to this research with more than 15 years'professional experience as a journalist in Canada, this work was in no way the work of ajournalist. Most of the migrants were wary ofjournalists and undercover police officers, and for good reason. And so I made a kind ofpact with them. I promised the fake rolex watches migrants who granted me an interview that I would notuse their information for any purpose other than this dissertation. I told them thatshould I go on to do more research and writing on sub-Saharan African migration inEurope or the phenomenon of Mouride and Tidjane migration worldwide, I would haveto begin my research anew. However, as some of them very astutely observed, my data collection wasclearly influenced by my journalism background. For instance, I was very comfortablecollecting primary data in the form of structured interviews with migrants - it came tome quite naturally; and I was in no way hesitant to approach migrants on the street andarrange to meet them later for interviews. On March 10, 2011, Ipresented the findings of my research at a roundtable on Senegalese migration in Spainalongside representatives of the Senegalese community in Barcelona. During my speech,I mentioned fake rolex watches that despite my years as a journalist, this research project was both the most
SectionsABSTRACTINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER 11.1 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK1.2 RESEARCH QUESTIONS1.3 METHODOLOGY1.3.1. Data collection1.3.2. ChallengesCHAPTER 2. BACKGROUND2.1 THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS OF SENEGAL2.1.1 MOURIDES2.1.2 TIDJANI2.2 SENEGALESE MIGRATION TO EUROPE2.2.1 France2.2.3 ItalyCHAPTER 3. RESEARCH FINDINGS3.1 ROLE OF RELIGIOUS OR MIGRANT NETWORK3.2 PERCEPTIONS OF RECEIVING COUNTRIESCHAPTER 4. ANALYSISCHAPTER 5.
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