The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

By Jacqueline Knörr
Book Description

For centuries, Africa’s Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • List of Maps and Figures
  • Introduction — The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective
  • Part I — Creole Connections
  • Chapter 1 — Towards a Definition of Transnational as a Family Construct: A Historical and Micro Perspective
  • Chapter 2 — Luso-Creole Culture and Identity Compared: The Cases of Guinea-Bissau and Sri Lanka
  • Chapter 3 — Freetown's Yoruba-Modelled Secret Societies as Transnational and Transethnic Mechanisms for Social Integration
  • Part II — Diasporic Entanglements
  • Chapter 4 — Contested Transnational Spaces: Debating Emigrants' Citizenship and Role in Guinean Politics
  • Chapter 5 — Identity Beyond ID: Diaspora within the Nation
  • Chapter 6 — The African 'Other' in the Cape Verde Islands: Interaction, Integration and the Forging of an Immigration Policy
  • Chapter 7 — Celebrating Asymmetries: Creole Stratification of Home in Cape Verdean Migrant Return Visits
  • Part III — Travelling Models
  • Chapter 8 — Travelling Terms: Analysis of Semantic Fluctuations in the Atlantic World
  • Chapter 9 — Rice and Revolution: Agrarian Life and Global Food Policy on the Upper Guinea Coast
  • Chapter 10 — Transnational and Local Models of Non-Refoulement: Youth and Women in the Moral Economy of Patronage in Postwar Liberia and Sierra Leone
  • Chapter 11 — Expanding the Space for Freedom of Expression in Postwar Sierra Leone
  • Chapter 12 — Sierra Leone, Child Soldiers and Global Flows of Child Protection Expertise
  • Part IV — Interregional Integration
  • Chapter 13 — The 'Mandingo Question': Transnational Ethnic Identity and Violent Conflict in an Upper Guinea Coast Border Area
  • Chapter 14 — Solo Darboe, Former Diamond Dealer: Transnational Connections and Home Politics in the Twentieth-Century Gambia
  • Chapter 15 — Market Networks and Warfare: A Comparison of the Seventeenth-Century Blade Weapons Trade and the Nineteenth-Century Firearms Trade in Casamance
  • Index
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