The Creation Of Tribalism In Southern Africa

The Creation Of Tribalism In Southern Africa

by Leroy Vail
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520074203

ISBN-13: 9780520074200

Pub. Date: 02/19/1991

Publisher: University of California Press

Despite a quarter century of "nation building," most African states are still driven by ethnic particularism‹commonly known as "tribalism." The stubborn persistence of tribal ideologies despite the profound changes associated with modernization has puzzled scholars and African leaders alike. The bloody hostilities between the tribally-oriented Zulu Inkhata movement…  See more details below

Overview

Despite a quarter century of "nation building," most African states are still driven by ethnic particularism‹commonly known as "tribalism." The stubborn persistence of tribal ideologies despite the profound changes associated with modernization has puzzled scholars and African leaders alike. The bloody hostilities between the tribally-oriented Zulu Inkhata movement and supporters of the African National Congress are but the most recent example of tribalism's tenacity. The studies in this volume offer a new historical model for the growth and urance of such ideologies in southern Africa.

Author Biography: Leroy Vail is Professor of History, Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520074200
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/19/1991
Series:
Perspectives on Southern Africa Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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