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Title:Situating globality: African agency in the appropriation of global culture
Editors:Binsbergen, Wim vanISNI
Dijk, Rijk vanISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2004
ISSN:1568-1777
Issue:3
Pages:314
Language:English
Series:African Dynamics
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9004131337
Geographic terms:Africa
Niger
Senegal
Ghana
Somalia
Zambia
Subjects:social change
globalization
conference papers (form)
2002
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/13017
Abstract:The papers in this volume were earlier presented at the conference 'Globalization and new questions of ownership', which was held in Leiden, The Netherlands, from 26-27 April 2002. The volume challenges the dominant view that globalization is a primary threat to African societies. Instead, it emphasizes African agency in situating globality, that is, in selectively and creatively appropriating elements of the emerging global culture. Contributions: Situating globality: African agency in the appropriation of global culture (Wim van Binsbergen, Rijk van Dijk & Jan-Bart Gewald); Global and local trends in media ownership and control: implications for cultural creativity in Africa (Francis B. Nyamnjoh); Global media and violence in Africa: the case of Somalia (Jan-Bart Gewald); Can ICT belong in Africa, or is ICT owned by the North Atlantic region? (Wim van Binsbergen); 'Man will live well': on the poetics of corruption in a global age (Sanya Osha); 'Beyond the rivers of Ethiopia': Pentecostal Pan-Africanism and Ghanaian identities in the transnational domain (Rijk van Dijk); Global connections, local ruptures: the case of Islam in Senegal (Roy Dilley); How is a girl to marry without a bed? Weddings, wealth and women's value in an Islamic town of Niger (Adeline Masquelier); The social life of secrets (Senegal, Ferdinand de Jong); The persistence of female initiation rites: reflexivity and resilience of women in Zambia (Thera Rasing). [ASC Leiden abstract]

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