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The Resource Expectations of modernity : myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt, James Ferguson

Expectations of modernity : myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt, James Ferguson

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Expectations of modernity : myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt
Title
Expectations of modernity
Title remainder
myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt
Statement of responsibility
James Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once lauded as the wave of the African future, Zambia's economic boom in the 1960s and early 1970s was fueled by the export of copper and other primary materials. Since the mid-1970s, however, the urban economy has rapidly deteriorated, leaving workers scrambling to get by. Expectations of Modernity explores the social and cultural responses to this prolonged period of sharp economic decline. Focusing on the experiences of mineworkers in the Copperbelt region, James Ferguson traces the failure of standard narratives of urbanization and social change to make sense of the Copperbelt's recent his
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N$T
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1959-
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Ferguson, James
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Perspectives on Southern Africa
Series volume
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban anthropology
  • Urbanization
  • Industrialization
  • Copper industry and trade
  • Copper mines and mining
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • Anthropologie urbaine
  • Urbanisation
  • Industrialisation
  • Cuivre
  • Cuivre
  • Zambie
  • Zambie
  • Zambie
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Copper industry and trade
  • Copper mines and mining
  • Economic history
  • Industrialization
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Urban anthropology
  • Urbanization
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • Urbanisatie
  • Industrialisatie
  • Mijnwerkers
  • Zambia
  • Anthropologie
  • Ethnologie
  • Industrialisierung
  • Kupferindustrie
  • Verstädterung
  • Provinz Copperbelt
  • Sambia
  • Antropologia urbana
  • Urbanização
  • Anthropologie urbaine
  • Cuivre
Label
Expectations of modernity : myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt, James Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Copperbelt in Theory: From "Emerging Africa" to the Ethnography of Decline -- Expectations of Permanence: Mobile Workers, Modernist Narratives, and the "Full House" of Urban-Rural Residential Strategies -- Rural Connections, Urban Styles: Theorizing Cultural Dualism -- "Back to the Land"?: The Micropolitical Economy of "Return" Migration -- Expectations of Domesticity: Men, Women, and "the Modern Family" -- Asia in Miniature: Signfication, Noise, and Cosmopolitan Style -- Global Disconnect: Abjection and the Aftermath of Modernism -- Postscript: December 1998 -- Appendix: MIneworkers' Letters
Control code
ocm45730914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585283036
Lccn
98047355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsz2xd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45730914
Label
Expectations of modernity : myths and meanings of urban life on the Zambian Copperbelt, James Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Copperbelt in Theory: From "Emerging Africa" to the Ethnography of Decline -- Expectations of Permanence: Mobile Workers, Modernist Narratives, and the "Full House" of Urban-Rural Residential Strategies -- Rural Connections, Urban Styles: Theorizing Cultural Dualism -- "Back to the Land"?: The Micropolitical Economy of "Return" Migration -- Expectations of Domesticity: Men, Women, and "the Modern Family" -- Asia in Miniature: Signfication, Noise, and Cosmopolitan Style -- Global Disconnect: Abjection and the Aftermath of Modernism -- Postscript: December 1998 -- Appendix: MIneworkers' Letters
Control code
ocm45730914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585283036
Lccn
98047355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsz2xd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45730914

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