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The Resource Nachituti's gift : economy, society, and environment in central Africa, David M. Gordon, (electronic resource)

Nachituti's gift : economy, society, and environment in central Africa, David M. Gordon, (electronic resource)

Label
Nachituti's gift : economy, society, and environment in central Africa
Title
Nachituti's gift
Title remainder
economy, society, and environment in central Africa
Statement of responsibility
David M. Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--Publisher description
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Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, David M.
Dewey number
968.94
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Africa and the diaspora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Luapula River Valley (Zambia and Congo)
  • Luapula River Valley (Zambia and Congo)
  • Luapula River Valley (Zambia and Congo)
  • Fisheries
  • Fish trade
  • Bemba (African people)
Label
Nachituti's gift : economy, society, and environment in central Africa, David M. Gordon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-290) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction : tenure, wealth, and environment -- I: Stories of conquest -- 1. Nachituti's gift : the Kazembe kingdom and owners of the land -- 2. The colonial net : chiefs on a colonial border -- 3. The meanings of wealth : people and things -- II: The fishery -- 4. Mpumbu : colonialism and conversation -- 5. Pale : states and patrons -- 6. Chisense : wealth and family -- Conclusion : tragic assumptions
Control code
ocn226968934
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299213633
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)226968934
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Nachituti's gift : economy, society, and environment in central Africa, David M. Gordon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-290) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction : tenure, wealth, and environment -- I: Stories of conquest -- 1. Nachituti's gift : the Kazembe kingdom and owners of the land -- 2. The colonial net : chiefs on a colonial border -- 3. The meanings of wealth : people and things -- II: The fishery -- 4. Mpumbu : colonialism and conversation -- 5. Pale : states and patrons -- 6. Chisense : wealth and family -- Conclusion : tragic assumptions
Control code
ocn226968934
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299213633
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)226968934
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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