Chinese Traders in Ghana: The Liminality Trap, and Challenges for Ethnic Formation and Integration View Full Text


Ontology type: schema:Chapter     


Chapter Info

DATE

2017

AUTHORS

Karsten Giese

ABSTRACT

When discussing the new presence on the African continent of Chinese nationals who have arrived since the early 2000s, the many clusters of Chinese entrepreneurs across Africa present a paradox. In most cases, the Chinese in Africa today do not fit the characteristics typically ascribed to ethnic Chinese groups outside China. Their lack of ethnic or national solidarity and social cohesion, culminating in the widespread absence of community (cf. China Q 199:707–727, 2009; Haugen and Carling, Ethn Racial Stud 28(4):639–662, 2005; Lam 2015a), defies conventional wisdom about overseas Chinese. The Chinese in Ghana, who have arrived as individual entrepreneurs and in substantial numbers since the turn of the millennium, are no exception in this general picture found across the African continent. They form a highly concentrated trading cluster in Accra, the country’s capital and economic center. Chinese economic activities in trade have concentrated at the periphery of Makola Market, which has served as the main site of commerce. Though this pattern of spatial clustering has made the Chinese and Chinese commercial activities highly visible, most Chinese are dispersed across middle-class residential areas of Accra and neighboring Tema, and their isolation both from each other and from the local population presents challenges for ethnic formation and integration. More... »

PAGES

53-77

Book

TITLE

Contemporary Chinese Diasporas

ISBN

978-981-10-5594-2
978-981-10-5595-9

Identifiers

URI

http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3

DIMENSIONS

https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1091806329


Indexing Status Check whether this publication has been indexed by Scopus and Web Of Science using the SN Indexing Status Tool
Incoming Citations Browse incoming citations for this publication using opencitations.net

JSON-LD is the canonical representation for SciGraph data.

TIP: You can open this SciGraph record using an external JSON-LD service: JSON-LD Playground Google SDTT

[
  {
    "@context": "https://springernature.github.io/scigraph/jsonld/sgcontext.json", 
    "about": [
      {
        "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/2103", 
        "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
        "name": "Historical Studies", 
        "type": "DefinedTerm"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/21", 
        "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
        "name": "History and Archaeology", 
        "type": "DefinedTerm"
      }
    ], 
    "author": [
      {
        "affiliation": {
          "alternateName": "GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies", 
          "id": "https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.435041.7", 
          "name": [
            "GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies", 
            "GIGA Institute of Asian Studies"
          ], 
          "type": "Organization"
        }, 
        "familyName": "Giese", 
        "givenName": "Karsten", 
        "id": "sg:person.01224703021.56", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_researcher=ur.01224703021.56"
        ], 
        "type": "Person"
      }
    ], 
    "citation": [
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2012.681676", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1003771086"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013272323", 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203193617", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013272323"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870500092597", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013733667"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.971844", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1019708340"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2014.998266", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1020010940"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2040-0209.2011.00365_2.x", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1022306981"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203361832", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1041443795"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315636627", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1050148693"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1017/s0305741009990178", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1053956206"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1086/668841", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1058852771"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203100387.ch9", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1087817372"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }
    ], 
    "datePublished": "2017", 
    "datePublishedReg": "2017-01-01", 
    "description": "When discussing the new presence on the African continent of Chinese nationals who have arrived since the early 2000s, the many clusters of Chinese entrepreneurs across Africa present a paradox. In most cases, the Chinese in Africa today do not fit the characteristics typically ascribed to ethnic Chinese groups outside China. Their lack of ethnic or national solidarity and social cohesion, culminating in the widespread absence of community (cf. China Q 199:707\u2013727, 2009; Haugen and Carling, Ethn Racial Stud 28(4):639\u2013662, 2005; Lam 2015a), defies conventional wisdom about overseas Chinese. The Chinese in Ghana, who have arrived as individual entrepreneurs and in substantial numbers since the turn of the millennium, are no exception in this general picture found across the African continent. They form a highly concentrated trading cluster in Accra, the country\u2019s capital and economic center. Chinese economic activities in trade have concentrated at the periphery of Makola Market, which has served as the main site of commerce. Though this pattern of spatial clustering has made the Chinese and Chinese commercial activities highly visible, most Chinese are dispersed across middle-class residential areas of Accra and neighboring Tema, and their isolation both from each other and from the local population presents challenges for ethnic formation and integration.", 
    "editor": [
      {
        "familyName": "Zhou", 
        "givenName": "Min", 
        "type": "Person"
      }
    ], 
    "genre": "chapter", 
    "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3", 
    "inLanguage": [
      "en"
    ], 
    "isAccessibleForFree": false, 
    "isPartOf": {
      "isbn": [
        "978-981-10-5594-2", 
        "978-981-10-5595-9"
      ], 
      "name": "Contemporary Chinese Diasporas", 
      "type": "Book"
    }, 
    "name": "Chinese Traders in Ghana: The Liminality Trap, and Challenges for Ethnic Formation and Integration", 
    "pagination": "53-77", 
    "productId": [
      {
        "name": "doi", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3"
        ]
      }, 
      {
        "name": "readcube_id", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "b3dbb9cd4793f2151859da875a31f39bca60474abc57bfec5ec6e6f9cb35af5e"
        ]
      }, 
      {
        "name": "dimensions_id", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "pub.1091806329"
        ]
      }
    ], 
    "publisher": {
      "location": "Singapore", 
      "name": "Springer Singapore", 
      "type": "Organisation"
    }, 
    "sameAs": [
      "https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3", 
      "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1091806329"
    ], 
    "sdDataset": "chapters", 
    "sdDatePublished": "2019-04-15T16:56", 
    "sdLicense": "https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/", 
    "sdPublisher": {
      "name": "Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project", 
      "type": "Organization"
    }, 
    "sdSource": "s3://com-uberresearch-data-dimensions-target-20181106-alternative/cleanup/v134/2549eaecd7973599484d7c17b260dba0a4ecb94b/merge/v9/a6c9fde33151104705d4d7ff012ea9563521a3ce/jats-lookup/v90/0000000001_0000000264/records_8675_00000601.jsonl", 
    "type": "Chapter", 
    "url": "http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3"
  }
]
 

Download the RDF metadata as:  json-ld nt turtle xml License info

HOW TO GET THIS DATA PROGRAMMATICALLY:

JSON-LD is a popular format for linked data which is fully compatible with JSON.

curl -H 'Accept: application/ld+json' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3'

N-Triples is a line-based linked data format ideal for batch operations.

curl -H 'Accept: application/n-triples' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3'

Turtle is a human-readable linked data format.

curl -H 'Accept: text/turtle' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3'

RDF/XML is a standard XML format for linked data.

curl -H 'Accept: application/rdf+xml' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3'


 

This table displays all metadata directly associated to this object as RDF triples.

101 TRIPLES      23 PREDICATES      39 URIs      20 LITERALS      8 BLANK NODES

Subject Predicate Object
1 sg:pub.10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3 schema:about anzsrc-for:21
2 anzsrc-for:2103
3 schema:author N248c980e8944416abaaccbe879884f40
4 schema:citation https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013272323
5 https://doi.org/10.1017/s0305741009990178
6 https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2012.681676
7 https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870500092597
8 https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.971844
9 https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2014.998266
10 https://doi.org/10.1086/668841
11 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2040-0209.2011.00365_2.x
12 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203100387.ch9
13 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203193617
14 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203361832
15 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315636627
16 schema:datePublished 2017
17 schema:datePublishedReg 2017-01-01
18 schema:description When discussing the new presence on the African continent of Chinese nationals who have arrived since the early 2000s, the many clusters of Chinese entrepreneurs across Africa present a paradox. In most cases, the Chinese in Africa today do not fit the characteristics typically ascribed to ethnic Chinese groups outside China. Their lack of ethnic or national solidarity and social cohesion, culminating in the widespread absence of community (cf. China Q 199:707–727, 2009; Haugen and Carling, Ethn Racial Stud 28(4):639–662, 2005; Lam 2015a), defies conventional wisdom about overseas Chinese. The Chinese in Ghana, who have arrived as individual entrepreneurs and in substantial numbers since the turn of the millennium, are no exception in this general picture found across the African continent. They form a highly concentrated trading cluster in Accra, the country’s capital and economic center. Chinese economic activities in trade have concentrated at the periphery of Makola Market, which has served as the main site of commerce. Though this pattern of spatial clustering has made the Chinese and Chinese commercial activities highly visible, most Chinese are dispersed across middle-class residential areas of Accra and neighboring Tema, and their isolation both from each other and from the local population presents challenges for ethnic formation and integration.
19 schema:editor N76193cb947454e9da8d58cbc953230c6
20 schema:genre chapter
21 schema:inLanguage en
22 schema:isAccessibleForFree false
23 schema:isPartOf N327e29f8678b4b0d8a987cd22af34b68
24 schema:name Chinese Traders in Ghana: The Liminality Trap, and Challenges for Ethnic Formation and Integration
25 schema:pagination 53-77
26 schema:productId N413413323dfc4cba80c65bf49e931547
27 Nae91a48bb7614ec49c6b278c84338e91
28 Nce2b60add24d43f58b310f2e4ed8dfaa
29 schema:publisher N81ab052b290e46808b96546aca9d1619
30 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1091806329
31 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3
32 schema:sdDatePublished 2019-04-15T16:56
33 schema:sdLicense https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/
34 schema:sdPublisher Nc74d951f24374459a072d37fd0ccb247
35 schema:url http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3
36 sgo:license sg:explorer/license/
37 sgo:sdDataset chapters
38 rdf:type schema:Chapter
39 N248c980e8944416abaaccbe879884f40 rdf:first sg:person.01224703021.56
40 rdf:rest rdf:nil
41 N327e29f8678b4b0d8a987cd22af34b68 schema:isbn 978-981-10-5594-2
42 978-981-10-5595-9
43 schema:name Contemporary Chinese Diasporas
44 rdf:type schema:Book
45 N413413323dfc4cba80c65bf49e931547 schema:name doi
46 schema:value 10.1007/978-981-10-5595-9_3
47 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
48 N76193cb947454e9da8d58cbc953230c6 rdf:first N9281dfd233f547998586b9ba985beb07
49 rdf:rest rdf:nil
50 N81ab052b290e46808b96546aca9d1619 schema:location Singapore
51 schema:name Springer Singapore
52 rdf:type schema:Organisation
53 N9281dfd233f547998586b9ba985beb07 schema:familyName Zhou
54 schema:givenName Min
55 rdf:type schema:Person
56 Nae91a48bb7614ec49c6b278c84338e91 schema:name dimensions_id
57 schema:value pub.1091806329
58 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
59 Nc74d951f24374459a072d37fd0ccb247 schema:name Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project
60 rdf:type schema:Organization
61 Nce2b60add24d43f58b310f2e4ed8dfaa schema:name readcube_id
62 schema:value b3dbb9cd4793f2151859da875a31f39bca60474abc57bfec5ec6e6f9cb35af5e
63 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
64 anzsrc-for:21 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
65 schema:name History and Archaeology
66 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
67 anzsrc-for:2103 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
68 schema:name Historical Studies
69 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
70 sg:person.01224703021.56 schema:affiliation https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.435041.7
71 schema:familyName Giese
72 schema:givenName Karsten
73 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_researcher=ur.01224703021.56
74 rdf:type schema:Person
75 https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013272323 schema:CreativeWork
76 https://doi.org/10.1017/s0305741009990178 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1053956206
77 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
78 https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2012.681676 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1003771086
79 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
80 https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870500092597 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013733667
81 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
82 https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.971844 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1019708340
83 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
84 https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2014.998266 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1020010940
85 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
86 https://doi.org/10.1086/668841 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1058852771
87 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
88 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2040-0209.2011.00365_2.x schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1022306981
89 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
90 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203100387.ch9 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1087817372
91 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
92 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203193617 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1013272323
93 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
94 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203361832 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1041443795
95 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
96 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315636627 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1050148693
97 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
98 https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.435041.7 schema:alternateName GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
99 schema:name GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
100 GIGA Institute of Asian Studies
101 rdf:type schema:Organization
 




Preview window. Press ESC to close (or click here)


...