Peasant Intellectuals Anthropology and History in Tanzania

ISBN-10: 0299125246

ISBN-13: 9780299125240

Edition: 1990 (Reprint)

Authors: Steven Feierman

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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. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Notes
List of Interviews
Bibliography
Index
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