Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization: Comparing the African American and…

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAsafa Jalata

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The book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in a global context, and by showing how opportunities changed for the two peoples and their descendants as the modern world system became more complex and developed. Since the same global system that created racialized and exploitative structures in African American and Oromo societies also facilitated the struggles of these two peoples, this book demonstrates the dynamic interplay between social structures and human agency in the system. African Americans in the US and Oromos in the Ethiopian Empire developed their respective liberation movements in opposition to racial/ethnonational oppression, cultural and colonial domination, exploitation, and underdevelopment. By going beyond its focal point, the book also explores the structural limit of nationalism, and the potential of revolutionary nationalism in promoting a genuine multicultural democracy.

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The book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in a global context, and by showing how opportunities changed for the two peoples and their descendants as the modern world system became more complex and developed. Since the same global system that created racialized and exploitative ...

Asafa Jalata is a professor of Sociology, Global Studies, and Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Professor Jalata's latest book is Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia: Struggling for Statehood, Sovereignty and Multinational Democracy (2010). He has authored and edited eight books and published sever...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.72 × 6.03 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230340032

ISBN - 13:9780230340039

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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Development of Black Nationalism * The Oromo National Movement * The Impact of U.S. Foreign Policy on the Oromo National Struggle * Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements * Beyond Nationalism: The Challenges of a Revolutionary Multicultural Democracy