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Title:Time and Village Structure in Northern Unyamwezi: An Examination of Social and Ecological Factors Affecting the Development and Decline of Local Communities
Author:Abrahams, Ray G.
Year:1977
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:47
Issue:4
Pages:372-385
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:settlement schemes
villagization
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158343
https://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1977-047-00-000028
Abstract:In 1974 the author returned for a further period of research in northern Unyamwezi where he had previously worked between 1957 and 1960. Two facts impressed him strongly on this second visit: 1) that a substantial number of the homestead heads who had been his neighbours in the village of Butumwa were still alive though some of them had moved to elsewhere; 2) that those who had remained had been moved as part of the Tanzanian Government's national resettlement programme into a new large nucleated village shortly before his return. These facts led the author to pay farther attention to the nature and functions of pre-1974 settlement patterns and to examine the relations between these and the form of the new scheme. Sections: Introduction - Butumwa 1959-74: processes of saturation and incipient decline in an aging village - Nyamwezi villages as processual phenomena - The role of the normative framework of neighbourhood and wider territorial organisations - The 1974 villagisation programme and its implications. Ref., notes, tables, figure, French summary.
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