Ecology and Change - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127854359, 9781483267173

Ecology and Change

1st Edition

Rural Modernization in an African Community

Authors: C. Gregory Knight
eBook ISBN: 9781483267173
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 320
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Ecology and Change: Rural Modernization in an African Community focuses on the geographical study of agricultural practices and agricultural change on the society of the Nhiha of Mbozi Area in southwestern Tanzania, East Africa. The book presents the people; the models of the environment; traditional and evolved agricultural systems operating within a man-modified landscape; population and economic growth; and sources of change of Mbozi. The applications of the four models of change and the implications of those changes to the society of Mbozi are elucidated as well. Sociologists, political scientists, economists, and political leaders will find the book insightful.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Chapter 1 Mbozi The Corridor Region Mbozi Area Chapter 2 The People Peoples of the Corridor Region The Nyiha Chapter 3 Ethnogeography and Geography Climate and the Traditional Calendar Traditional Land Types Soils Vegetation Environmental Risk and Uncertainty Chapter 4 Traditional Agricultural Systems Crops The Nkomanjila System The Nkule System Subsidiary Systems Livestock Chapter 5 Contemporary Agricultural Patterns The Silwimba Farm Agricultural Change Persistence of the Traditional Food-Crop System Chapter 6 Sources of Change The Indigenous Sources The Alien Sources The Government Chapter 7 Models of Change The Cultural Model The Resource Model The Economic Model The Spatial Model Models of Change Rural Modernization Chapter 8 Implications of Change Change and Spatial Organization Change and Economy Change and Ecology Change and Culture Appendix 1 The Vegetation of Unyiha Appendix 2 The Mbozi Economic Survey Appendix 3 Key to Alienations References Index and Glossary


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