Take Out Hunger

Two Case Studies of Rural Development in Basutoland

Author: Sandra Wallman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845204761

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 9721

Development schemes are common throughout the third world. Many fail, but the reasons for failure or success are only too often not adequately studied. In this monograph two schemes started in Basutoland - now Lesotho - are intensively analysed and compared: the first, which was abandoned in 1961, primarily by means of documentary material; the second, which was and still is successful in at least part of the area, mainly through observation and field research. The analysis reveals the factors making for success or failure, particularly in the fields of politics, economics, and communication. The relevance of the study extends beyond Lesotho and even Africa, the analysis dealing with problems common to introduced social change and development in any part of the world.


A Journal Devoted to the Study of the Native Peoples of Australia, New Guinea, and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean

Author: Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown,Raymond Firth,Adolphus Peter Elkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

View: 7952

Includes the sections "Reviews" and "Bibliographical notes."

Work in the 1980s

Emancipation and Derogation : Papers from the Karlstad Symposium on Work

Author: BengtOve Gustavsson,Jan Karlsson,Curt Räftegård

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 5682


Rethinking Anthropology (Classic Reprint)

Author: E. R. Leach

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781527970182

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 559

Excerpt from Rethinking Anthropology The title of this collection properly belongs only to the first essay. On 3 December 19591 had the honour to deliver the first Malinowski Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics. The Editorial Board of the London School of Economics Monographs in Social Anthropology generously offered to publish the text of my lecture but added the flattering suggestion that I should reprint a number of my other essays at the same time. I have accordingly appropriated the title of my Malinowski lecture for the whole collection. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Environmental Change in Lesotho

An Analysis of the Causes and Consequences of Land-Use Change in the Lowland Region

Author: Pendo Maro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400718814

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 8184

Environmental Change in Lesotho identifies and analyzes the drivers of land-use change and the consequences of these changes on the livelihoods of rural land-users/managers. To accomplish this, a combination of tools from the social sciences and environmental fields were developed to identify causes and consequences of land-use change at selected levels, using a ‘nested’ approach. These methods were then applied to a case study of two villages in the Lowland region of Lesotho. This book is directed at environmental and social science experts, researchers, decision-makers, and development/aid workers interested in understanding the intricate human-environment relationship as it relates to land-use change in a changing biophysical, socio-economic, political and institutional context, coupled by HIV/AIDS, changing demographics, local perceptions and what is termed here ‘dependency syndrome’.


Author: Ndangwa Noyoo

Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1912234920

Category: Reference

Page: 363

View: 5826

This book discusses social welfare activities in Zambia in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods. It explains how indigenous social welfare initiatives in colonial Zambia, culminated in the Federation of Welfare Societies. The former became the first nationalist party in this era known as the Northern Rhodesia Congress (NRC), with Godwin Mbikusita Lewanika as its leader. The book also elucidates how the first African government, which was headed by Kenneth Kaunda, attained positive human development indictors in Zambia in the 1960s. Nonetheless, this was at the expense of Barotseland as Kaunda's government had deliberately underdeveloped Barotseland after independence, whilst harassing and imprisoning Barotse activists for decades. After 1991, successive governments continued to apply Kaunda's methods. The book contends that Zambia in its present form is an illegal state, because the Barotseland Agreement was abrogated by Kaunda in 1969. This treaty was meant to amalgamate the former British Protectorates of Barotseland and Northern Rhodesia to form Zambia in 1964.

The Naturalist and His 'beautiful Islands'

Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific

Author: David Russell Lawrence

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1925022021

Category: Nature

Page: 420

View: 9733

‘I know no place where firm and paternal government would sooner produce beneficial results then in the Solomons … Here is an object worthy indeed the devotion of one’s life’. Charles Morris Woodford devoted his working life to pursuing this dream, becoming the first British Resident Commissioner in 1897 and remaining in office until 1915, establishing the colonial state almost singlehandedly. His career in the Pacific extended beyond the Solomon Islands. He worked briefly for the Western Pacific High Commission in Fiji, was a temporary consul in Samoa, and travelled as a Government Agent on a small labour vessel returning indentured workers to the Gilbert Islands. As an independent naturalist he made three successful expeditions to the islands, and even climbed Mt Popomanaseu, the highest mountain in Guadalcanal. However, his natural history collection of over 20,000 specimens, held by the British Museum of Natural History, has not been comprehensively examined. The British Solomon Islands Protectorate was established in order to control the Pacific Labour Trade and to counter possible expansion by French and German colonialists. It remaining an impoverished, largely neglected protectorate in the Western Pacific whose economic importance was large-scale copra production, with its copra considered the second-worst in the world. This book is a study of Woodford, the man, and what drove his desire to establish a colonial protectorate in the Solomon Islands. In doing so, it also addresses ongoing issues: not so much why the independent state broke down, but how imperfectly it was put together in the first place.

Beyond Territory and Scarcity

Exploring Conflicts Over Natural Resource Management

Author: Quentin Gausset,Michael Anthony Whyte,Torben Birch-Thomsen

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065407

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 6900

In this volume, ten anthropologists and geographers critically address traditional Mathusian discourses in essays that attempt to move 'beyond territory and scarcity'.

Malinowski Among the Magi

The Natives of Mailu

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415262446

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 1317

A reissue of Malinowski's first field monograph, containing historical and theoretical material. This edition includes a major essay by Michael Young who draws on Malinowski's diary, unpublished notebooks and letters.

African Systems of Kinship and Marriage

Author: A. R. Radcliffe-Brown,Daryll Forde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317406095

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 6195

First published in 1950 and this edition in 1987, this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical problems arising from the study of them. The contributions range from examinations of kinship systems among the Swazi, the Tswana, the Zulu, the Nuer, and the Ashanti, to double descent among the Yakö and dual descent in the Nuba groups of the Sudan. The contributors themselves are still viewed as giants in their field: Evans-Pritchard, Meyer Fortes, Max Gluckman, Hilda Kuper, Naderl, A. I. Richards, Schapera and Monica Wilson.