Roads through Mwinilunga: a history of social change in Northwest Zambia

TitleRoads through Mwinilunga: a history of social change in Northwest Zambia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsI. Pesa
Series titleAfrika-Studiecentrum Series
Issue38
Paginationxiv, 430
Date Published2019
PublisherBrill
Place PublishedLeiden [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-90-04-40790-9
Keywordseconomic history, social change, social life, Zambia
Abstract

Roads through Mwinilunga provides a historical appraisal of social change in Northwest Zambia from 1750 until the present. By looking at agricultural production, mobility, consumption, and settlement patterns, existing explanations of social change are reassessed. Using a wide range of archival and oral history sources, Iva Peša shows the relevance of Mwinilunga to broader processes of colonialism, capitalism, and globalisation. Through a focus on daily life, this book complicates transitions from subsistence to market production and dichotomies between tradition and modernity. Roads through Mwinilunga is a crucial addition to debates on historical and social change in Central Africa.

DOI10.1163/9789004408968
Citation Key10687