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Taifa Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania

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ISBN-10: 0821420011

ISBN-13: 9780821420010

Edition: 2012

Authors: James R. Brennan

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Taifais a story of African intellectual agency, but it is also an account of how nation and race emerged out of the legal, social, and economic histories in one major city, Dar es Salaam. Nation and race—both translatable astaifain Swahili—were not simply universal ideas brought to Africa by European colonizers, as previous studies assume. They were instead categories crafted by local African thinkers to make sense of deep inequalities, particularly those between local Africans and Indian immigrants.Taifashows how nation and race became the key political categories to guide colonial and postcolonial life in this African city.Using deeply researched archival and oral evidence,Taifatransforms…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Native and Non-Native Colonial Urbanization and the Legal Foundations of Identity
Identity and Social Structure in Interwar Dar es Salaam
Posing the Urban Question War, State Intervention, and the Creation of Urban Entitlement
Continental Shift Civilization, Racial Thought, and the Intellectual Foundations of an African Nationalism
Nationalist Thought, Racial Caricature, and Urban Citizenship in Postcolonial Tanzania