Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions

Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski

Distributed for Zed Books

352 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786990785 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Trade and cultural exchange between Africa and the rest of the global South have existed for centuries, but after the end of the Cold War, these connections have expanded and diversified dramatically, with emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil becoming increasingly important both as sources of trade and as a destination for African migrants. Though these trends have attracted growing scholarly attention, there has not been a close look at the breadth and variety of this exchange, or of its deeper social impact--until now.
 
This collection brings together a wide array of scholarly perspectives to explore the movement of people, commodities, and ideas between Africa and the wider global South. The contributors argue that this exchange represents a form of globalization from below, defying many prevailing Western assumptions about migration and development. Multidisciplinary in scope, Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America is essential reading for students and scholars across the social sciences interested in the interconnected economic and social make-up of the global South.
 
 
Contents
Figures and tables
About the contributors
Preface
 
1. Introduction: landscapes of opportunity, mobility and entrepreneurial perspectives
Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski
 
Part I: Historical relationships and economic networks
2. Chinese migration to Africa: historical perspectives and new developments
Li Anshan
3. Karimjee Jivanjee & Co. in Tanzania, 1860-2000: a case for ‘diasporic family firms’
Gijsbert Oonk
4. The Lebanese community of Ibadan: a portrait of successful entrepreneurship
Azeez Olaniyan
5. Importing goods to Khartoum: traders between Sudan, China and Dubai
Raphaëlle Chevrillon-Guibert
6. The Senegalese in Argentina: migratory networks and small-scale trade
Bernarda Zubrzycki
 
Part II: Biographies of mobility and aspirations of success
7. Migration, successes and liminal spaces: a contemporary perspective on Africans in India
Renu Modi
8. African businesses in Malaysia: ‘You just have to be smart’ to survive
Ute Röschenthaler
9. Senegalese women in international trade: from Dakar to Asia
Mohamadou Sall
10. African entrepreneurs in China: true actors of globalization
Laurence Marfaing and Alena Thiel
 
Part III: Knowledge transfer and cultural interactions
11. Chinese textile production in East Africa: cooperation through the experience of Tanzanian managers
Sarah Hanisch
12. Mandarin education for economic empowerment: the Confucius Institute in Lagos, Nigeria
Philip Ademola Olayoku
13. Africans in China: agents of soft power?
Adams Bodomo
14. Rumberos an guerrilleros: Angélique Kidjo, Freddy Ilanga and African-Cuban Relations
Hauke Dorsch
15. Culture on the move: Cape Verde between Africa and Latin America
Livio Sansone
Index
 
Review Quotes
Neil Carrier, University of Oxford
“Empirically rich and conceptually astute, this volume gives the reader unparalleled insight into the lives of mobile traders crisscrossing the Global South. Essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary globalization and its historical roots.”
Heidi Østbø Haugen, University of Oslo

“This important collection offers compelling accounts of geopolitical histories, personal trajectories, and unexpected cultural outcomes. The volume is recommended to anyone interested in Africa's diverse transnational connections.”

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