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Title:Custodians of the land: ecology & culture in the history of Tanzania
Editors:Maddox, GregoryISNI
Giblin, James L.ISNI
Kimambo, Isaria N.ISNI
Series:Eastern African studies
City of publisher:London
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:0852557256; 0821411330; 0821411349; 0852557248
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:agricultural policy
agricultural history
Abstract:Farming and pastoral societies inhabit ever-changing environments. This relationship between environment and rural culture, politics and economy in Tanzania is the subject of this collective volume. Following the introduction (Custodians of the land: ecology and culture in the history of Tanzania, by James Giblin and Gregory Maddox), the book contains the following contributions: Population: a dependent variable, by Juhani Koponen; Environment & population growth in Ugogo, Central Tanzania, by Gregory Maddox; Environmental control & hunger in the mountains and plains of northeastern Tanzania, by Isaria N. Kimambo; Nature reorganized: ecological history in the plateau forests of the West Usambara Mountains, 1850-1935, by Christopher Conte; The precolonial politics of disease control in the lowlands of northeastern Tanzania, by James L. Giblin; 'We don't want terraces!': protest & identity under the Uluguru Land Usage Scheme, by Pamela A. Maack; Environment, community & history: 'Nature in the mind' in nineteenth & early twentieth-century Buha, western Tanzania, by Michele Wagner; Canoe-building under colonialism: forestry & food policies in the inner Kilombero Valley, 1920-1940, by Jamie Monson; Struggles for the land: the political & moral economies of land on Mount Meru, by Thomas Spear; Conclusion, by Isaria N. Kimambo.