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Title:Struggles over Meaning, Struggles over Power: Cattle, Water and the State in Botswana
Author:Peters, Pauline E.ISNI
Year:1984
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:54
Issue:3
Pages:29-49
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:water management
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Politics and Government
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1160738
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1984-054-00-000009
Abstract:The case described is the introduction of deep-bore wells (boreholes) under a group form of private ownership, into the African areas of the Bechuanaland Protectorate in the early 1930s. The central analytical intent is to demonstrate that the political control of the key resources of water and pasture land, which engages state action in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras, may be elucidated by thinking of the processes involved as struggles over meaning as much as struggles over resources, and as an oscillation between the contradictory needs for incorporation and exclusion and between collective and hierarchical social forms. App., notes, ref., French sum. p. 49 and 127.
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