Improvising Planned Development on the Gezira Plain, Sudan, 1900-1980 2016 (Innbundet)

Serie: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 305
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
ISBN/EAN: 9781137568175
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk og Ordbøker og oppslagsverk
Omtale: Improvising Planned Development on the Gezira Plain, Sudan, 1900-1980 2016
The typical image of the Gezira Scheme, the large-scale irrigation scheme started under British colonial rule in Sudan, is of a centrally planned effort by a central colonial power controlling tenants and cotton production. However, any idea(l)s of planned irrigation and profit in Gezira had to be realized by African farmers and European officials, who both had their own agendas. Projects like Gezira are best understood in terms of continuous negotiations. This book rewrites Gezira's history in terms of colonial control, farmers' actions and resistance, and the broader development debate.

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