Review of European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 by Richard B. Allen Ohio University Press

Review of European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 by Richard B. Allen

European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850. Richard B. Allen. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780821421079

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Review of Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842—1943 by Emma Jinhua Teng University of California Press

Review of Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842—1943 by Emma Jinhua Teng

Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842—1943. Emma Jinhua Teng. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780520276277

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Edited by Karen Rosenflanz

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Review of Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans by Alison Owings Rutgers University Press

Review of Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans by Alison Owings

Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans. Alison Owings. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780813549651

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Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton

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Girmit Connections to Global Networks: South Asians and the Pacific Labor Trade

Girmit Connections to Global Networks: South Asians and the Pacific Labor Trade

Abstract: This article considers how the experiences of South Asian indentured laborers in Fiji links the Pacific labor migrations of the late 19th and early 20th century to larger global movements of workers. In doing so, it offers one avenue through which to incorporate the Pacific into the study of world history.

Keywords: South Asia, Indentured Labor, Fiji, Pacific Islanders, Plantations
Short Title: Girmit Connections to Global Networks

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Edited by Jeanne E. Grant

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Review of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade by Gabrielle Hecht MIT Press

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. Gabrielle Hecht. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780262017268

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Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton

(c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Rice: Global Networks and New Histories Edited by Francesca Bray, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schafer Cambridge University Press

Rice: Global Networks and New Histories. Bray, Francesca, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schäfer, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781107044395

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Edited by Jill Gaeta

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Being Modern without being Western…is it possible? – by Eleni Birhane. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Being Modern without being Western…is it possible? – by Eleni Birhane. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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A common issue that most developing, non-Western countries are grappling with is finding a way to incorporate the current sense we have of “modernity” into everyday life without losing the very distinctly non-Western identity they have. Since “modern” has become synonymous with Western, it is difficult to distinguish what is fundamentally culture and what is necessary for development. So is it possible for these non Western countries to design their development trajectory so that it includes all the economic, technological and political progress without adopting the actual cultural-ideological systems in which they exist in the West?

There is evidence that would suggest that both options are plausible and currently occurring around the world. Through the influences of media (mainly Hollywood and the internet) and the…

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