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.
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Ulrike Freitag, Ph.D. (1991) in History (Freiburg), is Director of Zentrum Moderner Orient and Professor of Islamic Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin. She has published Geschichtsschreibung in Syrien (1991) and Indian Ocean Migrants and the Reform of Hadhramaut (2003). Her current interests include urban social history and global history. Achim von Oppen, Ph.D. (1990) in Sociology (Berlin), is Professor of African History at Universitat Bayreuth and former Deputy Director of Zentrum Moderner Orient. He has worked and published widely on social history and constructions of space in Central and East Africa.
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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