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African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania : Between the Village and the World.

Author: Priya Lal
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book tells the story of Tanzania's socialist experiment: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967-1975. Inaugurated shortly after independence, ujamaa ('familyhood' in Swahili) both invoked established socialist themes and departed from the existing global repertoire of development policy, seeking to reorganize the Tanzanian countryside into communal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priya Lal
ISBN: 1107507006 9781107507005
OCLC Number: 1050694422
Description: xv, 265 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. A postcolonial project in the Cold War world; 2. Militants, mothers, and the national family; 3. Uneven development and the region; 4. Remembering villagization; Conclusion.

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This book tells the story of Tanzania's socialist experiment: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967-75. It investigates how Tanzanian leaders and rural people creatively conceptualized ujamaa  Read more...

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