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Title:Globalization and the African experience
Editors:Mbah, Emmanuel M.ISNI
Salm, Steven J.ISNI
Series:African world series
City of publisher:Durham, NC
Publisher:Carolina Academic Press
Geographic term:Africa
economic conditions
international economic relations
social conditions
civil society
popular culture
Abstract:This volume emphasizes the economic, political, and socio-cultural aspects of globalization from a variety of African perspectives. Although the book's emphasis is on the post-Second World War period, the ten chapters of Globalization and the African experience also touch on the history of globalization in traditional and colonial African societies. The book is divided into two sections. In the first, 'Economic and political globalization,' the authors analyze Africa's economic relations with the West and with developing world economies. The first section also addresses the relationship between conflict and globalization and the role of NGOs, the State, the market, and civil society. The second section, 'Socio-cultural and Intellectual globalization,' focuses on the junction of globalization and gender issues as well as issues of health, medicine, and the biomedical industries. It analyzes globalizing influences on African traditional societies and the very different impact on popular and youth culture while also addressing Africa's role in the intellectualization of Blackness. Contributors: Julius O. Adekunle, Maurice Amutabi, Seth N. Asumah, Toyin Falola, Karen Flint, Roshen Hendrickson, Emmanuel M. Mbah, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong'o, Steven J. Salm, Bridget A. Teboh. [ASC Leiden abstract]