Youth, Globalization, and Society in Africa and Its Diaspora
This edited collection provides a window into Africa’s diversity. A wide-ranging body of authors offers a valuable glimpse into the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization to the youth in Africa and its diaspora, while issuing a stern call for action to local governments to act now and tap into the energy of Africa’s burgeoning youth population. In doing so, the authors expand extant literature on the continent’s coping with globalization in the context of young people in various African nations. Featured in the collection are views on education, language, agriculture, sport and technology, deeply interwoven into the schooling, behavior, and health of youth. Specifically, these practices are found in both formal and non-formal education, agricultural production, and food nutrition, computer technology, and sport’s amelioration of health issues, throughout Africa.
Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson, PhD, is Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, USA. She received her PhD, MS, MA and BSc from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Her current research studies center on sport labor migration and gender and sport in the global context.
Akinloye Ojo, PhD, is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, USA, where he serves as Director of the African Studies Institute. He has authored and co-authored a number of articles, book chapters and books on Yorùbá language acquisition, globalization and the African Diaspora, and issues of language, culture and society in Africa.
Katja Sonkeng, MA, MS, is a second year PhD student in Sport Management and Policy in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia, USA. Her research focuses on sport and health, diversity and equity issues in sport, and sport labor migration.
Karim Traore, PhD, is Associate Professor (Emeritus) of African Literature (oral and written) and Linguistics, specializing in Manding and African film and cinema, at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, USA. He has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on African literature and film.
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