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245 00 West Africa Today: The Lebanese and Chinese Entrepreneurs
       |h[electronic resource] /|cby Sara Goldblatt 
260    New York, NY :|bFilmakers Library,|c2011. 
300    1 online resource (25 min.) 
306    002435 
520    WEST AFRICA TODAYThe Lebanese and Chinese EntrepreneursA 
       film by Sara GoldblattIn 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 1860's, 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.30 min. 
546    In English. 
650  4 Social Sciences -- Anthropology -- Cultural anthropology 
650  4 Immigrant populations 
650  4 Social conflict 
650  4 Entrepreneurship 
650  4 Business 
650  4 Cultural assimilation 
651  4 Senegal 
651  4 Ghana 
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