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Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania
Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politicsExpand
Sung and Unsung: Musical Reflections on Tanzanian Postsocialisms
ABSTRACT On 14 October 1999, Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the first president of the United Republic of Tanzania, died in a London hospital. In Tanzania, musical bands throughout the country reacted toExpand
The anthropology of media : a reader
Acknowledgments. Timeline of Media Development. Introduction: Kelly Askew and Richard R. Wilk. Part I: Seeing/Hearing is Believing: Technology and Truth:. 1. The Medium is the Message: MarshallExpand
Lands of the future: transforming pastoral lands and livelihoods in eastern Africa
Pastoral and agro-pastoral areas in eastern Africa and elsewhere on the continent have long been regarded as peripheries, especially in economic terms, but also in terms of social and culturalExpand
Between dependence and deprivation: The interlocking nature of land alienation in Tanzania
Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, 25 Rolighedsvej, Frederiksberg 1958, Denmark School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 440 Church St.,Expand
African Socialisms and Postsocialisms
In the 1980s, historic political and economic shifts dealt a fatal blow to the foundational pillars of socialist systems worldwide. Unable to respond to the challenges from within and without toExpand
As Plato Duly Warned: Music, Politics, and Social Change in Coastal East Africa
This essay explores the significance of art in political and social change by way of evidence from the Swahili coast of East Africa. Analysis of two musical genres, ngoma and dansi (typically glossedExpand
OF LAND AND LEGITIMACY: A TALE OF TWO LAWSUITS
ABSTRACT Through a comparative analysis of two recent Tanzanian lawsuits concerning pastoralist–farmer disputes over land, this article argues that the judicial system is being employed as a vehicleExpand
Female Circles and Male Lines: Gender Dynamics Along the Swahili Coast
This article explores transformations in gender relations along the Swahili Coast of East Africa through an historical examination of four domains of social life: politics kinship economics andExpand
Female Circles and Male Lines: Gender Dynamics along the Swahili Coast
This article explores transformations in gender relations along the Swahili Coast of East Africa through an historical examination of four domains of social life: politics, kinship, economics, andExpand
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