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Expectations of modernity : myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Author: James Ferguson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Series: Perspectives on Southern Africa, 57.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once lauded as the wave of the African future, Zambia's economic boom in the 1960s and early 1970s was fueled by the export of copper and other primary materials. Since the mid-1970s, however, the urban economy has rapidly deteriorated, leaving workers scrambling to get by. Expectations of Modernity explores the social and cultural responses to this prolonged period of sharp economic decline. Focusing on the  Read more...
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Ferguson, James, 1959-
Expectations of modernity.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98047355
(OCoLC)40119700
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Ferguson
ISBN: 9780520922280 052092228X 0585283036 9780585283036
OCLC Number: 45730914
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The Copperbelt in Theory: From "Emerging Africa" to the Ethnography of Decline --
Expectations of Permanence: Mobile Workers, Modernist Narratives, and the "Full House" of Urban-Rural Residential Strategies --
Rural Connections, Urban Styles: Theorizing Cultural Dualism --
"Back to the Land"?: The Micropolitical Economy of "Return" Migration --
Expectations of Domesticity: Men, Women, and "the Modern Family" --
Asia in Miniature: Signfication, Noise, and Cosmopolitan Style --
Global Disconnect: Abjection and the Aftermath of Modernism --
Postscript: December 1998 --
Appendix: MIneworkers' Letters.
Series Title: Perspectives on Southern Africa, 57.
Responsibility: James Ferguson.
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