Translocality: The Study of Globalising Processes from a Southern Perspective

Translocality: The Study of Globalising Processes from a Southern Perspective

by Ulrike Freitag, Achim Von Oppen
     
 

Drawing on case studies mostly from Asia and Africa, this book reconsiders the increasing interconnectedness between world regions from a perspective of ‘translocality’. It suggests a more comprehensive reading of processes often simplified as ‘global’, very recent, unidirectional, and ‘Western’-dominated.See more details below

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Drawing on case studies mostly from Asia and Africa, this book reconsiders the increasing interconnectedness between world regions from a perspective of ‘translocality’. It suggests a more comprehensive reading of processes often simplified as ‘global’, very recent, unidirectional, and ‘Western’-dominated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004181168
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/25/2010
Series:
Studies in Global Social History Series, #4
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
List of Maps
Note on Transliteration

Introduction: ‘Translocality’: An Approach to Connection and Transfer in Regional 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
Mapping the Ocean: Visual Representations of the Indian Ocean in the Swahili Military Press during World War II, Katrin Bromber
Regional Attractions: World and Village in Kabylia (Algeria), Judith Scheele
Translocal ‘Kinship’ Relations in Central African Politics of the 19th Century, Beatrix Heintze

Part Three: Locality and beyond
Autochthony: Local or Global?, Peter Geschiere
Heritage and the Making of (Trans-) local Identities: A Case Study from the Curonian Spit (Lithuania), Anja Peleikis
Shifting Globalities – Changing Headgear: The Indian Muslims between Turban, Hat and Fez, Margrit Pernau
Reclaiming the African City: The World and the Township, Terence Ranger

Part Four: Alternate Globalities
‘Alternate’ Globalities? On the Cultures and Formats of Transnational Muslim Networks from South Asia, Dietrich Reetz
Globalisation in the Making: Translocal Gendered Spaces in Muslim Societies, Gudrun Lachenmann
About ‘Turks’ and ‘Germans’: The Turkish Press in Germany and the Construction of Multiple Memberships, Christoph Schumann

Bibliography
Indices
Index of Personal Names
Index of Place Names
List of Contributors

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