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Title:Peasant intellectuals : anthropology and history in Tanzania
Abstract:Peasant Intellectuals will dramatically alter the perspective from which anthropologists, historians, and political scientists study both cultural systems and rural politics. Based on 25 years of research that includes interviews with hundreds of people from all social levels, Steven Feierman gives us the history of the struggles to define the most basic issues of public discourse in the Shambaa-speaking region of Tanzania. Over the past 150 years ruling chiefs and dissenting peasants have debated what it is that enables some regimes to bring life rather than death, prosperity rather than hunger, justice rather than inequity. Feierman focuses on the role of peasant intellectuals -- men and women who earn their living by farming and who, at crucial historical moments, have organized political movements of the greatest long-term significance. Peasant Intellectuals also demonstrates that peasant society contains a rich body of alternative sources of political language from which future debates can be shaped
Creator:Feierman, Steven, 1940-
Date (W3CDTF):1990
Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-329) and index
Extent:xii, 340 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Identifier:ISBN: 0299125203
ISBN: 0299125246 (pbk.)
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press
Spatial Coverage:Lushoto District (Tanzania)
Tanzania, Lushoto District
Subject:DT450.49.L87F85 1990
Shambala language
Subject (ISO639):ksb
Subject (LCSH):Lushoto District (Tanzania)--Politics and government
Peasantry--Tanzania--Lushoto District--Politics and government
Shambala (African people)--Politics and government
Shambala (African people)--Kings and rulers--Folklore
Shambala (African people)--Rites and ceremonies
Rain-making rites--Tanzania--Lushoto District
Shambala language--Political aspects--Tanzania--Lushoto District
Table Of Contents:Tribute and Dependency in Late Nineteenth-Century Shambaai -- Healing the Land and Harming the Land -- Alternative Paths to Social Health in the Precolonial Kingdom -- Colonial Rule and the Fate of the Intellectuals -- Royal Domination and Peasant Resistance, 1947-1957 -- The Struggle over Erosion Control: Women's Farming and the Polities of Subsistence -- Gender, Slavery, and Chiefship: Peasant Attempts to Create an Alternative Discourse -- Chiefs and Bureaucrats: Independence and the Fate of the Intellectuals -- Rain in Independent Tanzania: A Drama Remembered but Not Performed
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Feierman, Steven, 1940-. 1990. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press.
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Country: Tanzania
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