Destination Africa : contemporary Africa as a centre of globalencounter / edited by Mayke Kaag, Guive Khan-Mohammad and Stefan Schmid.

  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
  • ©2021
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  • African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (Series) ; Volume 24. [More in this series]
  • Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies ; Volume 24
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"This work challenges received ideas of Africa as a marginal continent and place of exodus by considering the continent as a centre of global connectivity and confluence. Flows of people, goods, and investments towards Africa have increased and diversified over recent decades. In light of these changes, the contributions analyse new actors in such diverse fields as education, trade, infrastructure, and tourism. They show the historicity of many current mobilities towards Africa and investigate questions of agency and power in shaping encounters between Africans and others in Africa today. In this way, the volume contributes significantly to debates on Africa's position in global mobility dynamics and provides a firm basis for further research"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1. Destination Africa: Contemporary Africa as a Centre of Global Encounter
  • 1 Reversing Perspectives
  • 2 The Rise of Africa and the Diversification of Global Powers: Historicity, Motivations and Itineraries
  • 3 Current Encounters: Competition and Collaboration, Tensions and Mutual Understanding
  • 4 Destination Africa: Identifying and Disentangling African Agencies
  • 5 Threat or Opportunity? African Agency in a Globalised World
  • 2. Indian Educators in Ethiopia-from 'Brothers in Faith' to 'Commercial Recruits'
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Indian Teachers in Africa
  • 3 The Development of the Ethiopian Education System
  • 4 Indian Educators in Ethiopia's History: 'Brothers in Faith'
  • 5 Indian Professors in Today's Ethiopia: 'Commercial Recruits'
  • 6 Conclusion
  • 3. Dilemmas of Egalitarianism: Development Workers from the Two German States and Inequalities
  • 2 'Trojan Horses': The Tanzanian Development State and the Burden of Foreign Expertise
  • 3 Tanzaphilia and Competing Shades of Socialism
  • 4 Living Standards: 'Champions League' or Self-Sacrifice?
  • 5 'Have we been Exploiters?' The Employment of Domestic Workers as Moral Dilemma
  • 7 Acknowledgements
  • Archives consulted
  • Interviews cited
  • 4. New Actors in Africa's Higher Education Landscape: Malaysia's Branch Campuses
  • 1 Introduction: New Actors in Africa's Higher Education Landscape-Malaysia's Branch Campuses and their Motivation to Enter the African Market
  • 2 Study's Context: International Branch Campuses
  • 3 Motivation of Sending Countries to Open IBCs Abroad
  • 4 The Case of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Africa
  • 5 Limkokwing's Motivation to Enter the African Market and Host Country Selection.
  • 6 Host Country Choice and Limkokwing University's Niche Market in Africa
  • 6.1 High Demand for Education
  • 6.2 Lack of Diversity and Novelty of Foreign Provider
  • 6.3 Potential for Easy Market Entry and Operation
  • 7 Conclusion
  • 5. Leadership, Danwei and Asymmetrical Attentiveness: Work Relations at a Chinese Educational
  • 1 Prelude
  • 2 Introduction
  • 3 An Educational Farm and a Construction Team
  • 4 Direction of Attentiveness I: The Case of Chinese Leadership
  • 4.1 To Serve the Leader
  • 4.2 Don't Give the Leader Extra Trouble
  • 5 Direction of Attentiveness II: The Case of Zambian Leadership
  • 6. Hierarchies of Values and Asian Consumer Goods in Cameroon
  • 2 Trajectories of Trade Goods and African Agency
  • 3 The Choice of the Consumers
  • 4 Regimes of Value and Local Product Hierarchies
  • 5 How to Cope with Uncertainty About the Quality of Products
  • 7. 'KAAY FECC! ' (Come Dance!) Economic, Cultural and Emotional Flows in Sabar Dance Tourism
  • 2 Moving Africa(ns) to Europe: Sabar Dance Classes on the Move
  • 3 'Bringing Something Back Here': Keeping Sabar Grounded in Senegal
  • 3 'I Fell in Love with Africa': Passion, Dance and Emotions in Sabar Dance Tourism
  • 4 In Love with Africa(ns): Shifting Borders Between Commerce and Intimacy
  • 5 Conclusion
  • 8. Estamos Juntos E Misturados! Intercultural Translation Between Mozambican and Brazilian Students
  • 2 Background: The Big Picture
  • 3 Methodology: A Microcosmos
  • 4 Theoretical Framework: A Perspective from the 'South'
  • 5 Race and Racism in Mozambique and Brazil
  • 6 'Black' to 'Mulungu'. Issues of Race and Racism Between Brazilians and Mozambicans
  • 7 Mozambican Solidarity
  • 8 Conclusion: Towards Further Translations.
  • 9. Chinese Motorcycle Companies in Burkina Faso: A Success Subject to African Agency
  • 2 Chinese Motorcycle Companies in Burkina Faso: Typology and Structure of Competition
  • 2.1 The First Wave (2001-2007)
  • 2.2 The Second Wave (2007-2010)
  • 2.3 The Third Wave (2010-2013)
  • 3 Sino-Burkinabe Collaborations as a Key Element of Chinese Companies' Success: Unveiling African Extraversion Strategies
  • 4 Commercial Collaboration and Intermediation: The Need for a Strong Distribution Network
  • 5 Administrative and Political Collaboration and Intermediation: A Crucial Tool for Stability and Development
  • 10. Lions Clubs in Africa: A Travelling Model and its Appropriation for the Creation
  • 1 Introduction: The Lions Clubs and their Arrival in Africa
  • 2 The Lions Clubs' Model: Combining a Hierarchical Structure with Space for Merit
  • 3 Reasons for the Lions Clubs' Success in Africa
  • 4 An African Political Project Fuelled by a North American Model
  • 5 Concluding Observations: A Model for Emancipation or Alienation?
  • 11. Cameroon's Kribi Deep Seaport Construction Project: Between State Ownership and Tendencies
  • 2 Domestic Origins of the Kribi Seaport Construction Project
  • 2.1 A Long Wait Dating Back to the First Planning Policies
  • 2.2 The Revival of the Kribi Project
  • 3 A Proliferation of Partnerships, But China Emerging as the Most Prominent
  • 3.1 Attracting a Diverse Envelope of Partnerships for the Seaport Construction Project
  • 3.2 An Effective Proliferation of Partners
  • 3.3 A Gradual Dominance of Chinese Business Operators
  • 4 Destination Africa Re-Appropriated: The Desire for National Control, the Threat of Extraversion and the Resurgence of Internal Forces
  • 4.1 Political Uses of 'Emergence' Reflecting a Certain Governmental Hold on the Development Agenda.
  • 4.2 A Development Ambition Gripped by the Hyper-Politicisation of the Public Administration
  • 4.3 A Half-Hearted Agency of National Actors vis-à-vis the Interests of both Local Stakeholders and Foreign Partners
  • 5 Concluding Remarks
  • Index.
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