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Transnational Africa and Globalization

Editors: Okome, M. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

MOJÚBÀOLÚ OLÚFÚNKÉ OKOME Professor of Political Science at CUNY-Brooklyn College, USA.
OLUFEMI VAUGHAN Director of the Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College, USA.

Reviews

'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


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Transnational Africa and Globalization: Introduction

    Okome, Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Africa, Transnationalism, and Globalization: An Overview

    Vaughan, Olufemi

    Pages 17-37

  • Black Internationalism and Transnational Africa

    Bush, Roderick

    Pages 39-69

  • What About the Reciprocity? Pan-Africanism and the Promise of Global Development

    McLean, Mora

    Pages 71-105

  • Transnational Africa Un-Pledging Allegiance: the US Nation Must Make the African Connection

    Bush, Melanie E. L.

    Pages 107-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Africa and Globalization
Editors
  • M. Okome
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01196-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137011961
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33866-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34169-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 266
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