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Mussa Idris publishes peer-reviewed journal article

The assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology had his research published by African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal.

Assistant Professor Mussa Idris

Mussa Idris, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University, published an article, “The multidimensional roles of food and culture-centered entrepreneurship among Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants: Ethnographic case studies in Washington, D.C.”, in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal.

The online version of this article became available online recently. The DOI link for the article is 10.1080/17528631.2014.966956. The print version of the article is forthcoming in January 2015.

Idris’ paper examines business experiences among Ethiopian and Eritrean transnational migrants in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. It primarily draws from ethnographic and entrepreneurial case studies to explain how Ethiopian and Eritrean entrepreneurs establish food and culture-centered businesses in Adams Morgan and the U Street Corridor.

The paper describes the positive and multidimensional roles (cultural, social and economic) of the Ethiopian and Eritrean food and culture-centered businesses in the area. It argues that these restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores use an “ethnic entrepreneurship niche” model to conduct business with a focus on the re-creation of ethnic identities in a specific geographic area, building at the same time a transnational space, but with the intention of doing business with their migrant communities, host societies, and tourists alike.

African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal is an academic, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge (part of Taylor & Francis Group). The article can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17528631.2014.966956?queryID=%24{resultBean.queryID}#.VF_fV2dWZnk

 

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11/9/2014 5:10 PM