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Regional and Thematic Case Studies 1: Africa (Daniel Branch)


Emmanuel Akyeampong, 'Africans in the Diaspora: The Diaspora and Africa', African Affairs, 99, 395 (2000), pp.183-215.

Frederick Cooper, 'What is the Concept of Globalization Good For? An African Historian's Perspective', African Affairs, 100, 399 (2001), pp.189-213.

Steven Feierman, 'African Histories and the Dissolution of World History', in Robert Bates, V.Y. Mudimbe & Jean F. O'Barr (eds.), Africa and the Disciplines (Chicago: 1993) (PDF to be provided)

Joseph Inikori, 'Africa and the Globalization Process: Western Africa, 1450-1850', Journal of Global History, 2/1 (2007), pp.63-86.

Further Reading 

J-F Bayart, 'Africa in the World: A History of Extraversion', African Affairs, 99, 395 (2000), pp.217-267.

W.E.B. Du Bois, The World and Africa: An Inquiry into the Part Which Africa has Played in World History (New York: 1965).

J. Igoe, 'Becoming Indigenous Peoples: Difference, Inequality, and the Globalization of East African Identity Politics', African Affairs, 105, 420 (2006), pp.399-420.

Achille Mbembe, 'At the Edge of the World: Boundaries, Territoriality, and Sovereignty in Africa', Public Culture, 12, 1 (2000), pp.259-84.

Tiffany Ruby Patterson & Robin Kelley, 'Unfinished Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the Modern World', African Studies Review, 43, 1 (2000), pp.11-45.

James Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 (Chapel Hill NC: 2003).

John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge: 1998).