Transnational Africa and Globalization

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorMojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, Vaughan, Olufemi

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The dawn of neoliberal rationality in Africa in the 1980s coincided with a massive exodus of skilled Africans to the global North. Moving beyond the 'push and pull' framework that has dominated studies of this phenomenon, this collection instead looks at African transnational migrations against the backdrop of rapid and intensifying globalization. In doing so, it explores a dimension usually neglected in most accounts—the ways in which transnationalism as a whole is largely a function of the remarkable adaptability and innovation of actual migrants.

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The dawn of neoliberal rationality in Africa in the 1980s coincided with a massive exodus of skilled Africans to the global North. Moving beyond the 'push and pull' framework that has dominated studies of this phenomenon, this collection instead looks at African transnational migrations against the backdrop of rapid and intensifying gl...

Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome is a professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, CUNY.Olufemi Vaughan is Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:274 pages, 9.67 × 5.69 × 0.84 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230338666

ISBN - 13:9780230338661

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Transnational Africa and Globalization: Introduction - Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughan * Africa, Transnationalism & Globalization: An Overview - Olufemi Vaughan * Black Internationalism and Transnational Africa - Rod Bush * What About the Reciprocity? Pan-Africanism and the Promise of Global Development - Mora McLean * Transnational Africa: Un-Pledging Allegiance: The US Nation Must Make the African Connection - Melanie E.L. Bush * Pan-Africanizing Philanthropy: Toward a Social Theory of an Emerging Sector - Jacqueline Copeland-Carson * "I am the bridge between two worlds:" Transnational connections among Darfurians in Maine - Lacey Andrews Gale * The Changing Face of African Christianity: Reverse Mission in Transnational and Global Perspectives - Jacob K. Olupona * Gendered Migrations: African Identities and Globalization - Anthonia C. Kalu * A Matter of Habit: Unraveling the Teaching/Learning knot - Namulundah Florence * Undocumented Labor Migration from Morocco to Europe: An African Perspective - Moha Ennaji

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'At a time when it is becoming difficult to encounter fresh analysis of Africa's experiences in the age of globalization, Okome and Vaughan offer us a compelling and stimulating volume which forces us to rethink our assumptions about globalization and the forms of transnationalism provoked by this phenomenon. Through the analyses of the historical trajectory of globalism, remittances, religious and racial encounters, (im)migration and displacement, gender, and pedagogy, this volume challenges received ideas on the structures and strictures of globalization, while offering alternative readings of the conditions and different forms of African (both continental and diasporic) agencies which continue to (re)define transnationalism.'—Wale Adebanwi, assistant professor, African American and African Studies, University of California-Davis 'Scholars have usually deployed the 'push and pull' explanatory model to explain why the African continent is hemorrhaging human capital, and why the wealthy industrialized countries have, almost literally, been on the 'receiving' end. This volume attempts to transcend this model by looking instead at African transnational migrations against the background of rapid and intensifying global transformation. In the process, it privileges a dimension that is often neglected in recent accounts of transnational migration—the way in which the transnational process as a whole is largely a function of the remarkable adaptability and persistent innovativeness of actual migrants.'—Ebenezer Obadare, associate professor of Sociology, University of Kansas