How are global forces impacting on local lifestyles? Where does the personal stand in relation to globalization? Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds explores these questions using a mixture of sociological and anthropological analysis and case study methods. Demonstrating the tensions between retaining cultural integrity in the face of the levelling processes associated with modernity, this book: locates the problems of globalization and localization in the appropriate anthropological and sociological dimensions; examines the relationship between culture and identity; and explores the varieties of modernity.
Chapter 11: Disintegration and Resilience of Agrarian Societies in Africa – The Importance of Social and Genetic Resources: A Case Study on the Reception of Urban War Refugees in the South of Guinea-Bissau
In 1974, Guinea-Bissau finally won its independence from Portugal after more than 10 years of armed warfare led by the PAIGC.1 It was one of the last African countries to attain national sovereignty. In 1980, a military coup headed by a former guerrilla leader brought a nationalist faction to power, bringing the country into international headlines. Another attempted coup, in 1998, set off ...