Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780323503 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781780323510 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Africa's World Trade

Informal Economies and Globalization from Below

Margaret C. Lee

Africa's World Trade

Margaret C. Lee

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192 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780323503 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781780323510 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Are Africa's world markets really contributing to development across the continent for individuals, nations and regions? This is the key question posed by Margaret Lee in this provocative book, in which she argues that all too often the voices of African traders are obscured amid a blizzard of statistical analysis. However, it is these very voices - from those operating on the ground as formal or informal traders - that must be listened to in order to form a true understanding of the impact trade regimes have on these individuals and their communities.

Featuring a wealth of oral histories from across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, including Africans in China, Africa's World Trade offers a unique insight into how the complexity of international trade agreements can shape the everyday lives of ordinary Africans.
Contents

Introduction
1. Globalization from above and globalization from below
2. Chocolate City (Guangzhou) in China
3. The non-hegemonic world of Africa-China trade
4. Humanizing the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): inside apparel and textile factories
Conclusion
Appendix

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