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W cieniu europejskiej twierdzy. Obraz Zachodu wśród Afrykanów w Gwinei Bissau
In the Shadow of the European Fortress. Image of the West among Africans in Guinea-Bissau

Author(s): Magdalena Brzezińska
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: anthropological fieldwork; Africans; Guineans; migration to Europe; image of the West
Summary/Abstract: The book, based on anthropological fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau, explores the perception of the West by Africans. The West, or Europe, plays a dominant role in the collective imagination of Guineans. Migration to Europe is a common dream as its image is idealized. In contrast to much of the recent optimistic literature on globalisation, the author draws attention to cultural domination, a symbolic power of the image of the West.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2963-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2955-2
  • Page Count: 380
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish