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The Resource West Africa today : the Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)

West Africa today : the Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)

Label
West Africa today : the Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs
Title
West Africa today
Title remainder
the Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs
Title variation
  • Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs
  • Lebanese and Chinese in Ghana and Senegal
  • West Africa today
Title variation remainder
the Lebanese and Chinese in Ghana and Senegal
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this age of globalization, here is a cameo portrait of how the local population of a "developing" African nation responds to the advances of foreigners bringing economic growth, but also potential cultural conflict.The film traces the history of Lebanese settlement in Ghana and Senegal from the 1860s, when the first families arrived in the "new world" thinking they had landed in America. They quickly assimilated, learned the language, established retail stores, and interacted closely with the local population. The Lebanese prospered until the 1970's when nationalistic governments in Ghana and Senegal started pushing them out of retail business and into wholesale. The arrival of Chinese business owners and shopkeepers in the 1990s further impacted an already weakened Lebanese economic elite.The Chinese were very competitive and offered wares at far lower prices into the wholesale market. The Chinese outlook was quite different from the Lebanese. They planned to make money and return to China, whereas the Lebanese, who often considered themselves as "Africans" remained fully tied to their lifestyle in Africa and often intermarried. In addition to hearing from both immigrant groups, the Africans express resentment towards the foreigners who they feel take their resources. One African says that the Chinese represent a serious world power and cannot be "messed with."The insights this film offers will be useful in many contexts: economics, business, cultural anthropology, and African studies
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldblatt, Sarah
Runtime
25
Series statement
Filmakers library online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business enterprises, Foreign
  • Business enterprises, Foreign
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Lebanese
  • Retail trade
  • Retail trade
  • Wholesale trade
  • Wholesale trade
Target audience
general
Label
West Africa today : the Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1681716
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 6, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1681716/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (25 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209624
  • (OCoLC)780142637
Video recording format
other
Label
West Africa today : the Lebanese and Chinese entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1681716
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 6, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1681716/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (25 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209624
  • (OCoLC)780142637
Video recording format
other

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