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Silent violence : food, famine, and peasantry in northern Nigeria : with a new introduction

Author: Michael Watts
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2013.
Series: Geographies of justice and social transformation, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why do famines occur and how have their effects changed through time? Why are those who produce food so often the casualties of famines? Looking at the food crisis that struck the West African Sahel  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Watts
ISBN: 9780820344454 0820344451
OCLC Number: 795353888
Notes: "Silent violence: food, famine, and peasantry in northern Nigeria was previously published in 1983 by the University of California Press."
Description: xcix, 687 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface to the New Edition --
Errata --
Preface to the 1983 Edition --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations and Conventions --
Glossary --
Bare Life and the Long Interregnum: Introduction to the New Edition --
1. Introduction: The Political Economy of Food and Famine --
Dimensions of the Current Food Crisis --
Food Systems, Risk, and Famine --
Peasants and the Development of Capitalism --
The Study Area --
Fact, Fiction, and Method --
2. Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate in the Nineteenth Century --
Hausaland, the Central Sudan, and the Sarauta System --
Islamization and the Caliphal State --
Caliphal Administration and Jihadi Ideology --
The Emirates: Political and Social Structure --
The Economic Structure of Society --
The Labor Process and Material Life --
The Social Relations of Production --
Modes of Production and the Material Basis of the Caliphate --
Summary --
3. Food, Famine, and Climate in the Nineteenth Century --
Nature and Society --
The Environmental Context of Hausaland --
Drought and Famine in the Central Sudan --
A Hausa Famine Chronology, 1800-1900 --
Moral Versus Political Economy? --
Famine Genesis and Dynamics --
4. Capital, State, and Peasantry in Colonial Northern Nigeria --
Foundations of Colonial Capitalism --
Conclusion --
5. Hunger, Risk, and Household Security --
Hausa Agronomy and Household Production --
Fulani Pastoral Economy, Terms of Trade, and Agricultural Productivity --
The Sociology of the Household and the "Culture" of Reproduction --
Grains Trade, Domestic Storage, and the Minesfield --
Class Relations and Rural Differentiation --
Merchant's Capital and Simple Reproduction --
State Crises and State Demands --
Conclusion --
6. Famine Over Hausaland, 1900-1960 --
1900-1918: Conquest, Incorporation, and Transition --
1919-1939: Consolidation and the Depression Economy --
1939-1960: The Wartime Economy and its Aftermath --
Conclusion --
7. Climate, Famine, and Scarcity in the 1970s --
Agriculture, War, and Famine, 1960-1975 --
The Livestock Sector --
The Relief Effort --
Case Study: Kaita Village, Katsina --
Seasonality and Social Reproduction in Hausaland --
Famine, Social Differentiation, and Class Relations --
Conclusion --
8. Food, Agriculture, and the Oil Boom, 1970-1980 --
Economy, Society, and the Oil Boom --
Oil, State, and the Regime of Capital Accumulation --
Food, Agriculture, and the Popular Classes --
The Agrarian Question and Rural Development --
Agrarian Transformation and the Crises of the State --
Conclusion --
Appendix --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Series Title: Geographies of justice and social transformation, 15.
Responsibility: Michael J. Watts.


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