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Nachituti's Gift: Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa (Africa and the Diaspora)

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"Nachituti's Gift challenges conventional theories of economic development with a compelling comparative case study of inland fisheries in Zambia and Congo from pre- to postcolonial times. Neoclassical development models conjure a simple, abstract progression from wealth held in people to money or commodities; instead, Gordon argues, primary social networks and oral charters like "Nachituti's Gift" remained decisive long after the rise of intensive trade and market activities. Interweaving oral traditions, songs, and interviews as well as extensive archival research, Gordon's lively tale is at once a subtle analysis of economic and social transformations, an insightful exercise in environmental history, and a revealing study of comparative politics.

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ISBN:
9780299213640
Author:
Gordon, David M.
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Fisheries
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Bemba (African people)
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Africa - South - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Luapula River Valley (Zambia and Congo) -
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 b/w photos, 4 maps, 2 graphs, 2 chart
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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