The Making of a Periphery: Economic Development and Cultural Encounters in Southern Tanzania
Pekka Seppälä, Bertha Koda
Nordic Africa Institute, 1998 - Political Science - 344 pages
What makes a periphery? The south-eastern corner of Tanzania is officially one of the poorest corners of the world and is always presented as a peripheral area. This volume presents a lively discussion on the making of a periphery. The contributors show the interaction between the perceptions of outsiders, the views of local people, and the actual development efforts. The authors perceive development as a negotiated and contested field. Culture is not considered a factor constraining development but is seen rather as an engine which, due to the plurality of local and outsider cultures, sets the parameters for the battle.
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