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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.
Chapter 1 Mbozi
The Corridor Region
Chapter 2 The People
Peoples of the Corridor Region
Chapter 3 Ethnogeography and Geography
Climate and the Traditional Calendar
Traditional Land Types
Environmental Risk and Uncertainty
Chapter 4 Traditional Agricultural Systems
The Nkomanjila System
The Nkule System
Chapter 5 Contemporary Agricultural Patterns
The Silwimba Farm
Persistence of the Traditional Food-Crop System
Chapter 6 Sources of Change
The Indigenous Sources
The Alien Sources
Chapter 7 Models of Change
The Cultural Model
The Resource Model
The Economic Model
The Spatial Model
Models of Change
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
Index and Glossary
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- © Academic Press 1974
- 1st January 1974
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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