Title

Emplacing capital : import anxieties and profit politics in Nigerian south-south commerce

Streaming Media

Organizer

The Chinese in Africa / Africans in China Research Network Conference Organising Committee in collaboration with the Centre for Cultural Research and Development at Lingnan University, Hong Kong; and the Institute for Emerging Markets at HKUST

Event Title

CAAC2021 6th Online Mini-symposium : Ethnographies of Mobility : Circular Migration and Uneven Geographies

Document Type

Conference

Date

7-2-2021

Time

9:00 p.m.

Venue

Online Session via Zoom

Description

This talk examines how south-south circular migrations are transforming Nigerian markets. Based on ethnographic research amongst transnational Nigerian businessmen between Asia and Africa, this talk focuses on the politicization of Nigerian transnational commercial space and its relation to ongoing postcolonial political anxieties surrounding Igbo ethno-regional identity and national economic sovereignty.

Language

English

Additional Information

Speaker

Vivian Chenxue Lu is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on capitalism and diasporic mobilizations amongst the Global South. Her first book project focuses on the extensive migratory circulations of Nigerian businessmen amongst contemporary trade sites across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Drawing from academic genealogies in the anthropology of capitalism, critical race studies, and postcolonial African studies, her work examines how transnational south-south diasporic formations have transformed Nigerian social imaginaries and discourses of postcolonial political and economic sovereignty.

Recommended Citation

Lu, V. C. (2021, July 2). Emplacing capital: Import anxieties and profit politics in Nigerian south-south commerce [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/899/

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