The Resource The land has changed : history, society and gender in colonial Eastern Nigeria, Chima J. Korieh

The land has changed : history, society and gender in colonial Eastern Nigeria, Chima J. Korieh

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The land has changed : history, society and gender in colonial Eastern Nigeria
Title
The land has changed
Title remainder
history, society and gender in colonial Eastern Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
Chima J. Korieh
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Language
eng
Summary
"A century ago, agriculture was the dominant economic sector in much of Africa. By the 1990s, however, African farmers had declining incomes and were worse off, on average, than those who did not farm. Colonial policies, subsequent 'top-down' statism, and globalization are usually cited as primary causes of this long-term decline. In this unprecedented study of the Igbo region of southeastern Nigeria, author Chima Korieh points the way to a more complex and inclusive approach to this issue. Using agricultural change as a lens through which to view socio-economic and cultural change, political struggle, and colonial hegemony, Korieh shows that regional dynamics and local responses also played vital roles in this era of transformation. British attempts to modernize the densely populated Igbo region were focused largely on intensive production of palm oil as a cash crop for export and on the assumption of male dominance within a conventional western hierarchy. This colonial agenda, however, collided with a traditional culture in which females played important social and political roles and male status was closely tied to yam cultivation. Drawing on an astonishing array of sources, including oral interviews, newspapers, private journals, and especially letters of petition from local farmers and traders, Korieh puts the reader in direct contact with ordinary people, evoking a feeling of what it was like to live through the era. As such, the book reveals colonial interactions as negotiated encounters between officials and natives and challenges simplistic notions of a hegemonic colonial state and a compliant native population."--Page 4 of cover
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Korieh, Chima J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1021
LC item number
.K67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1021
NAL item number
.K67 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Africa : missing voices series,
Series volume
no. 6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Women, Igbo
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and state
  • Ibo (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Femmes ibo
  • Ibo (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Ibo (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Ibo (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Politique agricole
  • Ibo
  • Gesellschaft
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Kolonialismus
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and state
  • Agriculture
  • British colonies
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Women, Igbo
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Nigeria
  • Africa
  • Nigeria, Eastern
Label
The land has changed : history, society and gender in colonial Eastern Nigeria, Chima J. Korieh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : perspectives, setting, sources -- "We Have Always Been Farmers" : society and economy at the close of the nineteenth century -- Pax Britannica and the development of agriculture -- Gender and colonial agricultural policy -- Peasants, depression, and rural revolts -- The Second World War, the rural economy, and Africans -- The African elite, agrarian revolution, and sociopolitical change, 1954-80 -- On the brink : agricultural crisis and rural survival
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 370 pages
Isbn
9781552382684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010285846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)461551742
  • (OCoLC)ocn461551742
Label
The land has changed : history, society and gender in colonial Eastern Nigeria, Chima J. Korieh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : perspectives, setting, sources -- "We Have Always Been Farmers" : society and economy at the close of the nineteenth century -- Pax Britannica and the development of agriculture -- Gender and colonial agricultural policy -- Peasants, depression, and rural revolts -- The Second World War, the rural economy, and Africans -- The African elite, agrarian revolution, and sociopolitical change, 1954-80 -- On the brink : agricultural crisis and rural survival
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 370 pages
Isbn
9781552382684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010285846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)461551742
  • (OCoLC)ocn461551742

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