Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization
Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements
By (author) Asafa Jalata
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Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization by Asafa Jalata
Book DescriptionThe book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in the global context, and by showing how life chances changed for the two peoples and their descendants as the modern world system became more complex and developed. Since the same global system that created racialized and exploitative structures in African American and Oromo societies also facilitated the struggles of these two peoples, this book demonstrates the dynamic interplay between social structures and human agencies in the system. African Americans in the United States of America and Oromos in the Ethiopian Empire developed their respective liberation movements in opposition to racial/ethnonational oppression, cultural and colonial domination, exploitation, and underdevelopment. By going beyond its focal point, the book also explores the structural limit of nationalism, and the potential of revolutionary nationalism in promoting a genuine multicultural democracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312239725
(235mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Asafa Jalata
Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization, Hardback (October 2015)
Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization considers terrorism as an aspect of the capitalist world system for almost five centuries. Jalata's research reveals that terrorism can emerge from above as state terrorism and below as subversive organizations or groups.
Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization, Paperback (February 2012)
The book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in the global context, and by showing how life chances changed for the two peoples and their descendants as the modern world system became more complex and developed.
State Crises, Globalisation and National Movements in North East Africa, Hardback (August 2004)» View all books by Asafa Jalata
This book demonstrates that the crises of the Horn states stem from their political behaviour and structural forces.
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Author Biography - Asafa Jalata
ASAFA JALATA Professor of Sociology, Global Studies, and Interim Chair of the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. His expertise focuses on the area of global studies, development and international inequality, social movements, nationalism, terrorism studies, indigenous studies, and race and ethnicity. His research currently concentrates on the human rights of the indigenous peoples of the world. Professor Jalata is the author of Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia: Struggling for Statehood, Sovereignty and Multinational Democracy (2010). He has published and edited eight books and authored sixty refereed articles in regional and international journals and book chapters.
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