COSTECH Integrated Repository

Operation Vijiji and Local Ecological Consciousness: The case of Eastern Iraqw land, (1974-1976)

Show simple item record

dc.creator Lawi, Yusufu Q. 2016-03-17T11:26:51Z 2016-03-17T11:26:51Z 2007 2018-03-27T08:46:23Z 2018-03-27T08:46:23Z
dc.identifier Lawi, Y.Q., 2007. Tanzania's Operation Vijiji and Local Ecological Consciousness: The Case of Eastern Iraqwland, 1974–1976. The Journal of African History, 48(01), pp.69-93.
dc.description Full text available at
dc.description Tanzania's Ujamaa villagization campaign of 1973–6 was one of the greatest social experiments in postcolonial Africa. Occurring during a time of continuing hope for a better future for the nation, the experiment aimed to improve the lives of the majority of rural Tanzanians. Despite this noble intention, the attempt at rural modernization failed miserably in many respects. Discussions of these failures have tended to give prominence to tangible explanations, ignoring more nuanced and qualitative issues, including environmental concerns based on local cosmologies. In an attempt to fill this gap, the present article uses a case study of eastern Iraqwland in northern Tanzania to explore local articulations of the compulsory villagization campaign and to interpret them in light of ecological perspectives that were prevalent at the time in Iraqw village communities.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Journal of African History
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Development
dc.subject Environment
dc.subject Land tenure
dc.subject Political ecology
dc.subject Socialism.
dc.title Operation Vijiji and Local Ecological Consciousness: The case of Eastern Iraqw land, (1974-1976)
dc.type Journal Article

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Advanced Search


My Account