Skip navigation
Logo
User training | Reference and search service

Library catalog

Retrievo
EDS
b-on
More
resources
Content aggregators
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

acessibilidade

http://hdl.handle.net/10071/13788
acessibilidade
Title: Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean
Editors: Walker, Iain
Ramos, Manuel João
Kaarsholm, Preben
Keywords: Indian Ocean
Africa
International Relations
Anthropology
Political Science
Security
Migrations
Mobility
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: CEI-IUL
Abstract: The present volume sets forth to analyse illustrative aspects of the deep-rooted immersion of the populations of the eastern coasts of Africa in the vast network of commercial, cultural and religious interactions that extend to the Middle-East and the Indian subcontinent, as well as the long-time involvement of various exogenous military, administrative and economic powers (Ottoman, Omani, Portuguese, Dutch, British, French and, more recently, European-Americans). The present volume is the product of one of the main activities of this CRG: organizing AEGIS international thematic conferences on African in the Indian Ocean. The second such conference took place in Lisbon, at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, on April 10th April 2015, convened by the Centre of International Studies, and organized by Iain Walker (Max Plank Institute), Manuel João Ramos (CEI-IUL), and Preben Kaarsholm (Roskilde University). The chapters in this book are a selection of reviewed and revised contributions to that conference. The chapters are presented chronologically, from the 16th century to the present day, and are contextually paired (Eastern Africa and Madagascar, the Horn, and South Africa). This is certainly not a comprehensive and final book on the intertwining relationship between African participation in the regional trading and cultural networks of the Indian Ocean and the hegemonic presence of world powers in the area. Its purpose is rather to contribute, with a few meaningful exemplary case-studies, to assert the need for further and more inclusive investigation. It touches upon questions that have been independently addressed by different regional and inter-regional research networks (African studies, Gulf studies, Indian Ocean studies, Southwest Asian studies, etc.). The role of the Indian Ocean in global security, the increasing involvement of India and China in the economies of contemporary African states and the cultural links that bind eastern Africa to the Indian Ocean littoral are both intricate and temporally deep. The editors of this book hope that it may serve as a useful tool to bridge the different social sciences and regional studies areas, and create a clearer awareness of the deep-rooted, and evolving, ties between Africa and the Indian Ocean. This publication is funded with national funds by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (in the framework of the project UID/CPO/03122/2013)
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/13788
ISBN: 9789898876164
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-43217
Appears in Collections:CEI-LAI - Autoria de livros internacionais

Files in This Item:
acessibilidade
File Description SizeFormat 
Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean.pdf10.9 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Currículo DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.