Roads through Mwinilunga: a History of Social Change in Northwest Zambia

This book provides a historical appraisal of social change in Northwest Zambia from 1750 until the present. By looking at agricultural production, mobility, consumption, and settlement patterns, existing explanations of social change are reassessed. Using a wide range of archival and oral history sources, the author shows the relevance of Mwinilunga to broader processes of colonialism, capitalism, and globalisation. Through a focus on daily life, this book complicates transitions from subsistence to market production and dichotomies between tradition and modernity. The book is a crucial addition to debates on historical and social change in Central Africa.

Title: Roads through Mwinilunga: a History of Social Change in Northwest Zambia
Author: Pea, Iva
Year: 2019
ISSN: 1570-9310
Issue: 38
Pages: 375
Language: English
Series: Afrika-Studiecentrum series
City of publisher: Leiden
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004408968; 9789004407909
Geographic terms: Zambia
Central Africa
Abstract: This book provides a historical appraisal of social change in Northwest Zambia from 1750 until the present. By looking at agricultural production, mobility, consumption, and settlement patterns, existing explanations of social change are reassessed. Using a wide range of archival and oral history sources, the author shows the relevance of Mwinilunga to broader processes of colonialism, capitalism, and globalisation. Through a focus on daily life, this book complicates transitions from subsistence to market production and dichotomies between tradition and modernity. The book is a crucial addition to debates on historical and social change in Central Africa.