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Title:The Upper Guinea coast in global perspective
Editors:Kn÷rr, JacquelineISNI
Kohl, Christoph
Year:2016
Pages:326
Language:English
Series:Integration and conflict studies
City:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:1785330691; 9781785330698; 1785330705; 9781785330704
Geographic terms:Gambia
Senegal
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea
Sierra Leone
Liberia
Ivory Coast - C˘te d'Ivoire
Cape Verde
Subjects:culture contact
cultural change
Creoles
diasporas
globalization
international trade
memorial volumes (form)
About person:Christian Kordt H°jbjergISNI
Abstract:The Upper Guinea Coast of West Africa is a region characterized by its extensive connections and interactions with various parts of Africa and the rest of the world. This book explores these global connections and their influence on the region, as well as the influence of the region on other parts of the world. The book is divided into thematic parts addressing the influence of colonialism and the Atlantic slave trade, international migration, globalization and (inter)regional integration. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Christian Kordt H°jbjerg, associate professor at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) and member of the research group 'Integration and conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. Contents: Introduction: the Upper Guinea coast in global perspective (Jacqueline Kn÷rr and Christoph Kohl).-- Part I Creole Connections. Towards a definition of transnational as a family construct: an historical and micro perspective (Bruce L. Mouser); Luso-Creole culture and identity compared: the cases of Guinea-Bissau and Sri Lanka (Christoph Kohl); Freetown's Yoruba-modelled secret societies as transnational and transethnic mechanisms for social integration (Nathaniel King). --Part II Diasporic entanglements. Contested transnational spaces: debating emigrants' citizenship and role in Guinean politics (Anita Schroven); Identity beyond ID: diaspora within the nation (Markus Rudolf); The African 'other' in the Cape Verde Islands: interaction, integration and the forging of an immigration policy (Pedro F. Marcelino); Celebrating asymmetries: Creole stratification and the regrounding of home in Cape Verdean migrant return visits (Heike Drotbohm). --Part III Travelling models. Travelling terms: analysis of semantic fluctuations in the Atlantic world (Wilson Trajano Filho); Rice and revolution: agrarian life and global food policy on the Upper Guinea coast (Joanna Davidson); Transnational and local models of non-refoulement: youth and women in the moral economy of patronage in postwar Liberia and Sierra Leone (William P. Murphy); Expanding the space for freedom of expression in postwar Sierra Leone (Sylvanus Spencer); Sierra Leone, child soldiers, and global flows of child protection expertise (Susan Shepler). --Part IV Interregional intergration. The 'Mandingo question': transnational ethnic identity and violent conflict in an Upper Guinea border area (Christian K. H°jbjerg); Solo Darboe, former diamond dealer: transnational connections and home politics in the twentieth-century Gambia (Alice Bellagamba); Market networks and warfare: a comparison of the seventeenth-century blade weapons trade and the nineteenth-century firearms trade in the Casamance (Peter Mark and JosÚ da Silva Horta). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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