Author: Ute Röschenthaler, Alessandro Jedlowski.
Röschenthaler, Ute and Jedlowski, Alessandro. 2017. Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: economic networks and cultural interactions. London: Zed Books.
Trade connections and cultural exchange between Africa and the rest of the global South have existed for centuries. Since 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. But while these trends have attracted growing scholarly attention, there has so far been little appreciation of the sheer breadth and variety of this exchange, or of its deeper social impact. 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, with rich empirical case studies ranging from Senegalese migrants in Argentina to Lebanese traders in Nigeria. The contributors argue that this exchange represents a form of ‘globalization from below’ which defies many of the prevailing Western assumptions about migration and development, and which can only be understood if we consider the full range and complexity of migrant experiences.
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
3 Karimjee Jivanjee & Co. in Tanzania, 1860–2000: a case for ‘diasporic family firms’
4 The Lebanese community of Ibadan: a portrait of successful entrepreneurship
5 Importing goods to Khartoum: traders between Sudan, China and Dubai
6 The Senegalese in Argentina: migratory networks and small-scale trade
Part II: Biographies of mobility and aspirations of success
7 Migration, successes and liminal spaces: a contemporary perspective on Africans in India
8 African businesses in Malaysia: ‘You just have to be smart’ to survive
9 Senegalese women in international trade: from Dakar to Asia
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
12 Mandarin education for economic empowerment: the Confucius Institute in Lagos, Nigeria
Philip Ademola Olayoku
13 Africans in China: agents of soft power?
14 Rumberos and guerrilleros: Angélique Kidjo, Freddy Ilanga, and African-Cuban relations
15 Culture on the move: Cape Verde between Africa and Latin America
Published: 2017Typ: bookISBN: 978-1-78699-078-5 978-1-78699-083-9 978-1-78699-079-2 978-1-78699-084-6