Young, Roland, 1910-1977. Land and politics among the Luguru of Tanganyika

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Land and politics among the Luguru of Tanganyika

Published By: Original publisher London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1960. xii, 212 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Roland Young and Henry Fosbrooke

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Luguru (FN32)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External relations (648); Form and rules of government (642); Citizenship (641); Inter-community relations (628); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Lineages (613); Lineages (613); Community heads (622); Status, role, and prestige (554); Chief executive (643); Territorial hierarchy (631); Real property (423); Tillage (241); Agricultural science (242); Environmental quality (318); Economic planning and development (179); Brawls, riots, and banditry (579); Political movements (668); Political parties (665); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book is concerned with the dynamics of changes and continuities that occurred in traditional Luguru political institutions and land tenure systems when British Colonial officials imposed upon them Western ideas of politics and technology. Important changes include the reconfiguration of both intra- and inter-ethnic relations with the introduction of a single system of authority over territories simultaneously controlled by traditional leaders of different ethnic groups, lineages and clans. Colonial officials achieved this goal by coopting selected traditional leaders to play new roles designed to strengthen the efficiency, stability and integrity of the colonial bureaucracy, especially at the district and community levels. The colonial project also sought to modernize and commercialize subsistence farming by forcing Luguru farmers to adopt hillside terracing. This program encountered strong resistance from farmers, leading to its abandonment.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fn32-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: American ed. (Evanston, Northwestern University Press) has title: Smoke in the hills.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document No date given

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist/Government official-4/5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2020

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1885-1959

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Luguru (African people)//Ethnology--Tanzania--Morogoro District//Morogoro, Tanganyika (District)--Politics and government//Morogoro, Tanganyika (District)--Economic conditions


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