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The Resource Light and power for a multiracial nation : the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation, Julia Tischler, (electronic book)

Light and power for a multiracial nation : the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation, Julia Tischler, (electronic book)

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Light and power for a multiracial nation : the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation
Title
Light and power for a multiracial nation
Title remainder
the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation
Statement of responsibility
Julia Tischler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Kariba Dam, stretching across the Zambezi River between today's Zambia and Zimbabwe, was one of the most famous development projects in Africa in the late 1950s. As a producer of abundant and cheap power, Kariba was to boost the economy of the newly established Central African Federation. The book shows how the dam project crystallised both the hopes and the flaws of the Federation, a highly controversial experiment of 'multiracial' nation-building by which the British colonial power meant to appease both settler and African aspirations for independence. The author sketches the perspectives of a great variety of people involved in the Kariba project, including World Bank experts, colonial administrators, the local population, nationalist politicians, and the workers building the dam. By drawing out what these different groups imagined a 'developed nation' to be like and how they tried to put their visions into practice, the study provides a nuanced understanding of one of the most pervasive ideologies of the twentieth century. Refraining from both uncritical praise and blanket condemnations, the author draws out the fundamental ambivalence at the heart of modernisation, oscillating between empowerment and domination
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Cataloging source
UKPGM
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Tischler, Julia
Dewey number
621.31/2134
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1699.Z33
LC item number
L54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kariba Dam (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Dams
  • Dams
  • Dams
  • Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Label
Light and power for a multiracial nation : the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation, Julia Tischler, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
PART I: PLANNING KARIBA -- 1. Global High Modernism and the Kariba Dam Scheme -- 2. 'Scientific' Decision-Making? -- 3. Developing a Powerful White Nation -- 4. Negotiating Development: the Kariba Loan Talks -- PART II: PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE RESETTLEMENT -- 5. African Development and the Resettlement Question -- 6. A Dam Against the 'Primitive': White Discourse about the Gwembe Tonga -- 7. Renegotiating African Development: the Resettlement in Northern Rhodesia -- 8. The 'Efficiency' of Settler Rule: the Resettlement in Southern Rhodesia -- PART III: INTERVENING IN THE KARIBA DAM PROJECT -- 9. In the Middle of Development: Hezekiah Habanyama and the Gwembe Tonga Native Authority -- 10. Struggling with Development: the Perspectives of the Gwembe Tonga -- 11. A Black Dam for the People: Nationalist and Left-wing Critiques -- PART IV: BUILDING THE KARIBA DAM -- 12. A Microcosm of the Modern Nation: Controlling the Kariba Construction Site -- 13. Coping, Protesting, Improving their Lives: Kariba's Workers -- PART V: THE END OF JOINT DEVELOPMENT: PLANNING LAKE KARIBA
Control code
SPR832372460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137268778
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Light and power for a multiracial nation : the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation, Julia Tischler, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
PART I: PLANNING KARIBA -- 1. Global High Modernism and the Kariba Dam Scheme -- 2. 'Scientific' Decision-Making? -- 3. Developing a Powerful White Nation -- 4. Negotiating Development: the Kariba Loan Talks -- PART II: PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE RESETTLEMENT -- 5. African Development and the Resettlement Question -- 6. A Dam Against the 'Primitive': White Discourse about the Gwembe Tonga -- 7. Renegotiating African Development: the Resettlement in Northern Rhodesia -- 8. The 'Efficiency' of Settler Rule: the Resettlement in Southern Rhodesia -- PART III: INTERVENING IN THE KARIBA DAM PROJECT -- 9. In the Middle of Development: Hezekiah Habanyama and the Gwembe Tonga Native Authority -- 10. Struggling with Development: the Perspectives of the Gwembe Tonga -- 11. A Black Dam for the People: Nationalist and Left-wing Critiques -- PART IV: BUILDING THE KARIBA DAM -- 12. A Microcosm of the Modern Nation: Controlling the Kariba Construction Site -- 13. Coping, Protesting, Improving their Lives: Kariba's Workers -- PART V: THE END OF JOINT DEVELOPMENT: PLANNING LAKE KARIBA
Control code
SPR832372460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137268778
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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