Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization : Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements

A Jalata
Palgrave MacMillan Us

The book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in a global context, and by showing how opportunities changed for the two peoples and their descendants.

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as the modern world system became more complex and developed. Since the same global system that created racialized and exploitative structures in African American and Oromo societies also facilitated the struggles of these two peoples, this book demonstrates the dynamic interplay between social structures and human agency in the system. African Americans in the US and Oromos in the Ethiopian Empire developed their respective liberation movements in opposition to racial/ethnonational oppression, cultural and colonial domination, exploitation, and underdevelopment. By going beyond its focal point, the book also explores the structural limit of nationalism, and the potential of revolutionary nationalism in promoting a genuine multicultural democracy.