Gemignani, Regina. Gender, reason and agriculture: a hundred years of negotiated development in the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania

Table of Contents

Publication Information


Purpose Of The Study

Gender, Reason And Agriculture In Mgeta — Theoretical Overview

Fieldwork And Its Setting

Methodological Overview


Key Informants

Historical Research

Thieves, Vampires And Anthropologists: Representation And Research In The Context Of Power And Privilege

The Research Setting: A Summary Of Social Organization In Mgeta

Reinventing Reason: Gender And The State In Post-independence Tanzania


Gender, Nature And The Organization Of Power

Freedom And Development

Temporalization: Imagining Tanzania's Socialist Past

Substantialization: Nyerere As Father And Teacher Of The Nation

Development Practices And The Mapping Of Reason


The Erosion Of Power: Bench Terraces, Race And Gender In Late Colonialism


The Contradictions Of Colonial Development

The Uluguru Land Usage Scheme

The Social Memory Of Violence In Mgeta


Global And Local Discourses Of Capitalist Development


Divided Realities

Participation In Development Hierarchies

Searching For Development: Class And Gender Divisions At The Grassroots

Rational Masculinity Revisited

Freedom (from The Clan) And Development


The Love Of Money Or The Money Of Love: The Catholic Church And Development


Selling Religion

Competition And Reciprocity In The First Holy Communion Ceremony


Husbands, Wives And Healers: Marriage, Reciprocity And Community In Mgeta


Rainmaking, Gender And Taboo

Rainmaking In Mgeta

Performing Power: Sexuality, Work And The Healing Household

Inside Exchange: Challenges To Public Vs. Private In Waluguru Marriage



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

Title: Gender, reason and agriculture: a hundred years of negotiated development in the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Invormation and Learning Company. 2002. 387 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Regina Nouve Gemignani

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 Cereal agriculture (243); Division of labor by gender (462); Gender status (562); Gender roles and issues (890); Economic planning and development (179); Family relationships (593); Agricultural science (242); Environmental quality (318); Research and development (654); Political movements (668); Political parties (665); Administrative agencies (647); Real property (423); Income and demand (434); Price and value (435); Labor supply and employment (464); Wages and salaries (465); Accumulation of wealth (556); Magic (789); Cult of the dead (769); Naming (553); Missions (797); Education system (871); Social relationships and groups (571); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of Luguru or Waluguru peoples’ experiences with socioeconomic changes due their incorporation into the state, first as part of the British colonial empire then, since 1960, as a constituent of an independent Tanzanian nation. The focus is on the specific ways in which the Luguru have articulated the gender dimensions of these changes at the levels of farming households, matrilineal groups, and multi-lineage/clan village communities. The discussion draws on comparison of lived experiences of selected informants a highland locality. The analysis emphasizes the continuity of gendered roles and expectations in ways that challenge popular images of a sharply dichotomized division of labor and power between men and women at different levels of interaction, including in the implementation of publically-funded development programs.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

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. fn32-013

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: UMI 3050290 Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Arizona, 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 368-387)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1998-1999

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-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). 1947-1999

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mgeta and Nyandira, Mvomero District and Msolwa, Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Luguru (African people)


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