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From Railway Juncture to Portal of Globalization: Making Globalization Work in African and South Asian Railway Towns


Autor(en) / Herausgeber
Geert Castryck (Hg.)
Sprache(n)
Deutsch, Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum
08.03.2016
Verarbeitung
Broschur
Umfang
138 Seiten
ISBN
978-3-96023-014-4
Preis
12.00 €
Dokumente / Vorschau
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lieferbar
From Railway Juncture to Portal of Globalization: Making Globalization Work in African and South Asian Railway Towns

From Railway Juncture to Portal of Globalization: Making Globalization Work in African and South Asian Railway Towns
Autor(en) / Herausgeber
Geert Castryck (Hg.)
Sprache(n)
Deutsch, Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum
08.03.2016
Verarbeitung
Broschur
Umfang
138 Seiten
ISBN
978-3-96023-014-4
Preis
12.00 €
Dokumente / Vorschau
Lieferstatus
lieferbar
Beschreibung
The papers collected in this issue illustrate how people have shaped global connectedness in five African and South Asian railway towns. It is not the railway and the material connections enabled by it that are at the heart of these histories, but rather how people made productive use of local conditions and the availability of the railway. At first sight, a northern English labour force in the Jamalpur locomotive workshop (India), the entrepreneurship of Otto Siedle in Durban (South Africa), cosmopolitan residential patterns in Elisabethville (present-day Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo), the Belgian concession port in British-ruled Kigoma (Tanzania), and the self-organization of railway porters in Kapiri Mposhi (Zambia) are not the striking success stories of globalization. However, they tell us much about how globalization is produced and how processes of globalization are interlocked. Creative responses, building on locality, longevity, and long-distance connectivity, turned these places into centres of activity where at a particular time specific ways of globalization were produced. In order to understand globalization processes, we need to grasp these historically specific and distinctly local features that produce globalization.
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The papers collected in this issue illustrate how people have shaped global connectedness in five African and South Asian railway towns. It is not the railway and the material connections enabled by ...
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