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The Resource African miracle, African mirage : transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast, Abou B. Bamba

African miracle, African mirage : transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast, Abou B. Bamba

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African miracle, African mirage : transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast
Title
African miracle, African mirage
Title remainder
transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast
Statement of responsibility
Abou B. Bamba
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Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Ivory Coast was touted as an African miracle, a poster child for modernization and the ways that Western aid and multinational corporations would develop the continent. At the same time, Marxist scholars--most notably Samir Amin--described the capitalist activity in Ivory Coast as empty, unsustainable, and incapable of bringing real change to the lives of ordinary people. To some extent, Amin''s criticisms were validated when, in the 1980s, the Ivorian economy collapsed. In African Miracle, African Mirage, Abou B. Bamba incorporates economics, political science, and history to craft a bold, transnational study of the development practices and intersecting colonial cultures that continue to shape Ivory Coast today. He considers French, American, and Ivorian development discourses in examining the roles of hydroelectric projects and the sugar, coffee, and cocoa industries in the country's boom and bust. In so doing, he brings the agency of Ivorians themselves to the fore in a way not often seen in histories of development. Ultimately, he concludes that the "maldevelopment" evident by the mid-1970s had less to do with the Ivory Coast''s "insufficiently modern" citizens than with the conflicting missions of French and American interests within the context of an ever-globalizing world"--
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1972-
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Bamba, Abou B.
Dewey number
330.9666805
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
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  • Economic development
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • United States
  • France
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Côte d'Ivoire
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African miracle, African mirage : transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast, Abou B. Bamba
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-290) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part One: The postwar years -- Becoming an attractive colony -- Triangulating colonial modernization -- Part Two: The decade of development -- (Re)framing postcolonial development -- Energizing the economic miracle -- Tapping the riches of a "backward" region -- Part Three: The fate of modernization -- Investing in modernization's last frontier -- Crushing dreams of modernity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950445945
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780821422380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)950445945
Label
African miracle, African mirage : transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast, Abou B. Bamba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part One: The postwar years -- Becoming an attractive colony -- Triangulating colonial modernization -- Part Two: The decade of development -- (Re)framing postcolonial development -- Energizing the economic miracle -- Tapping the riches of a "backward" region -- Part Three: The fate of modernization -- Investing in modernization's last frontier -- Crushing dreams of modernity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950445945
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780821422380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)950445945

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