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Title Translocality : the study of globalising processes from a southern perspective / edited by Ulrike Freitag and Achim von Oppen
Published Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 447 pages) : maps
Series Studies in global social history, 1874-6705 ; v. 4
Studies in global social history ; v. 4
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; List of Maps; Note on Transliteration; Introduction: 'Translocality': An Approach to Connection and Transfer in Area Studies (Ulrike Freitag/Achim von Oppen); PART ONE: MARGINAL MOBILITIES; Wodaabe Women and the Outside World (Elisabeth Boesen); Chinese Women in the New Migration Process to Europe: Marginal or Main Actors? (Carine Pina-Guerassimoff); Proud Fighters, Blind Men: World War Experiences of Combatants from the Arab East (Katharina Lange); 'Following the Hills': Gold Mining Camps as Heterotopias (Katja Werthmann); PART TWO: SPACES ON THE MOVE
Summary This volume discusses globalising processes from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences. It focuses on the a ̃global southa (TM), notably the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Densely researched case studies examine a variety of approaches for their potential to understand connecting processes on different scales. The studies seek to overcome the main traps of the a ̃globalisationa (TM) paradigm, such as its occidental bias, its notion of linear expansion, its simplifying dichotomy between a ̃locala (TM) and a ̃globala (TM), and an often-found lack of historical depth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Asia -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Middle East -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Freitag, Ulrike.
Oppen, Achim von.
LC no. 2009046271
ISBN 1282952196
9004186050 (electronic bk.)
9781282952195
9789004186057 (electronic bk.)