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Title:Moving along the roadside: A social history of Mwinilunga District, 1870s-1970s
Author:Pesa, IvaISNI
City of publisher:Netherlands
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:social change
local history
dissertations (form)
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/28744
Abstract:Village layout and settlement patterns in Mwinilunga, a district now part of Zambia's North Western Province, changed profoundly between 1870 and 1970. This thesis examines whether this change in outward appearance - from dispersed settlements to concentrated roadside villages - also brought about change in other spheres of society. Based on a reading of secondary, archival and oral sources, the thesis examines four spheres of social change - production, mobility, consumption, and social relationships. It suggests that rather than running along a linear path of 'progress', or 'development', change in this area tended to be ambiguous, contested and gradual. [ASC Leiden abstract]