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Globalization in a Local Context - Perspectives and Concepts of Action in Africa : An Introduction

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-1717

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Loimeier, Roman ; Neubert, Dieter ; Weißköppel, Cordula:
Globalization in a Local Context - Perspectives and Concepts of Action in Africa : An Introduction.
Bayreuth , 2005 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Online ; 2 )

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Typical shortages of the public debate on globalization are reflected in the academic discussion such as the distorting simplicity of catchwords like the "global village", "jihad vs. McWorld", the "new global age" or the assumption that globalization is a completely new phenomenon. However, the academic debate itself is still restricted. There are only few attempts to cover and analyze processes of globalization on a broader basis in all parts of the world: not only the "North", but also the "South". Despite the multi-centric character of the world, the analysis of processes of globalization has remained largely confined to the North, while events in Africa, for instance, are taken notice of only when they are of specific relevance to the North. This paper, which originally is the introduction to an edited book (published in German), tries to analyze these shortages and to present approaches which look at the processes of globalization from different and perhaps more "African" perspectives. However, this overview shows that it is still debated, whether established concepts of the globalization paradigm can be confirmed from an African perspective or whether they have to be revised or even rejected.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Additional notes (visible to public): Engl. Einführung zu: “Globalisierung im lokalen Kontext - Perspektiven und Konzepte von Handeln in Afrika” edited by Roman Loimeier, Dieter Neubert and Cordula Weißköppel. 2000, Berlin, Hamburg, Münster: Lit Verlag.
Keywords: Globalisierung; Afrikaforschung; Afrika-Studien; Entwicklungstheorie; Lokales Wissen; Lokal; Lokales Handeln; Synkretisierung; Kulturanthropolgie; Islam in Afrika; Globalization; African Studies; Local Agency; global village; locality
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-1717
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 16:15
Last Modified: 05 May 2014 09:35


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