Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa: A Tanzanian Case Study

Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa: A Tanzanian Case Study

by John Sender, Sheila Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415601959

ISBN-13: 9780415601955

Pub. Date: 01/05/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Focussing on a Fieldwork study of the West Usambaras in Tanzania, this study, first published in 1990, deals with processes of class formation and capitalist accumulation, and the dynamics of rural poverty and gender relations. Arguing that rural differentiation is systematically reinforced by the socialist state, the authors offer a critique of government

Overview

Focussing on a Fieldwork study of the West Usambaras in Tanzania, this study, first published in 1990, deals with processes of class formation and capitalist accumulation, and the dynamics of rural poverty and gender relations. Arguing that rural differentiation is systematically reinforced by the socialist state, the authors offer a critique of government intervention and discuss alternative, more effective forms of policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415601955
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Development Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. The Characteristics of the Rural Poor 4. The Nature of the Labour Supply 5. The Nature of the Accumulation Process 6. Constraints on Accumulation in Tanzania 7. Afterword: Backward Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

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