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Title West African migrations : transnational and global pathways in a new century / edited by Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughan
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Contents West African migrations and globalization: introduction / Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughan -- "You can't go home no more," Africans in America in the age of globalization / Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome -- Transnational identity formation as a kaleidoscopic process: social location, geography, and the spirit of critical engagement / Samuel Zalanga -- What to wear? Dress and transnational African identity / Elisha P. Renne -- Insurgent transnational conversations in Nigeria's "Nollywood" cinema / Peyi Soyinka-Airewele -- Centripetal forces: reconciling cosmopolitan lives and local loyalty in a Malian transnational social field / Bruce Whitehouse -- Towards an African Muslim globality: the parading of transnational identities in Black America / Zain Abdullah -- African migrant worker militancy in the global North: labor contracting and independent worker organizing in New York City / Immanuel Ness -- Transnational memories and identity / Titilayo Ufomata -- Arrested nationalism, imposed transnationalism and the African literature classroom: one Nigerian writer's learning curve / Pius Adesanmi
Summary Drawing on the interdisciplinary research projects of scholars from various social science and humanities disciplines, this book explores how African migration to Western countries after the neo-liberal economic reforms of the 1980s transformed West African states and their new transnational populations in Western countries. Collectively, their contributions offer an analysis of how the interplay of social, political, economic, and cultural forces have shaped the nature and form of transnationalization
Notes "One of a two-part volume from papers presented at a symposium on transnational Africa and globalization organized by Olufemi Vaughan and Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome in November 2008 at Bowdoin College"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African diaspora.
Ethnicity -- Africa, West.
West Africans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Africa, Western -- Emigration and immigration.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Okome, Mojubaolu Olufunke.
Vaughan, Olufemi.
LC no. 2011047571
ISBN 1137012005 (electronic bk.)
9781137012005 (electronic bk.)