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Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007

Author: Allen F Isaacman; Barbara Isaacman
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2013.
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This in-depth study of the Zambezi River Valley examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the Cahora Bassa Dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen F Isaacman; Barbara Isaacman
ISBN: 9780821420331 082142033X 9780821444504 0821444506
OCLC Number: 821067775
Awards: Winner of Martin A. Klein Prize in African History 2014
Winner of Melville J. Herskovits Award 2014
Description: xvi, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Cahora Bassa in broader perspective --
The Zambezi River Valley in Mozambican history : an overview --
Harnessing the river : high modernism and building the dam, 1965/75 --
Displaced people : forced eviction and life in the protected villages, 1970/75 --
The Lower Zambezi : remaking nature, transforming the landscape, 1975/2007 --
Displaced energy --
Legacies.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman.
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"Isaacman and Isaacman provide a wrenching alternative story from the perspective of peasants, fishermen, and workers whose lives were deeply and irreparably impacted by the dam. [A] major corrective Read more...

 
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