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The Resource Political culture and nationalism in Malawi : building Kwacha, Joey Power

Political culture and nationalism in Malawi : building Kwacha, Joey Power

Label
Political culture and nationalism in Malawi : building Kwacha
Title
Political culture and nationalism in Malawi
Title remainder
building Kwacha
Statement of responsibility
Joey Power
Title variation
Political Culture & Nationalism in Malawi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by the events leading up to the overthrow of Doctor Hastings Kamuzu Banda's Life Presidency, this book explores the deep logic of Malawi's political culture as it emerged in the colonial and early post-colonial periods. It draws on archival sources from three continents and oral testimonies gathered over a ten-year period provided by those who lived these events. Power narrates how anti-colonial protest was made relevant to the African majority through the painstaking engagement of politicians in local grievances and struggles, which they then linked to the fight against white settler domination in the guise of the Central African Federation. She also explores how Doctor Banda (leader of independent Malawi for thirty years), the Nyasaland African Congress, and its successor, the Malawi Congress Party, functioned within this political culture, and how the MCP became a formidable political machine. Central to this process was the deployment of women and youth to cut across parochial politics and consolidate a broad base of support. No less important was the deliberate manipulation of history and the use of rumor and innuendo, symbol and pageantry, persecution and reward. It was this mix that made people both accept and reject the MCP regime, sometimes simultaneously. Joey Power is professor of history at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Power, Joey
Dewey number
306.2096897
Index
index present
LC call number
DT3204
LC item number
.P69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banda, H. Kamuzu
  • Malawi Congress Party
  • Political culture
  • Malawi
Label
Political culture and nationalism in Malawi : building Kwacha, Joey Power
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Power and authority in early colonial Malawi -- From tribe to nation: defending indirect rule -- From tribe to nation: the Nyasaland African Congress -- The federal challenge: noncooperation and the crisis of confidence in elite politics -- Building urban populism -- Planting populism in the countryside -- Bringing back Banda -- Prelude to crisis: inventing a Malawian political culture -- Du's challenge: car accident as metaphor for political violence -- Crisis and Kuthana politics -- Legacies
Control code
CR9781580467551
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Political culture and nationalism in Malawi : building Kwacha, Joey Power
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Power and authority in early colonial Malawi -- From tribe to nation: defending indirect rule -- From tribe to nation: the Nyasaland African Congress -- The federal challenge: noncooperation and the crisis of confidence in elite politics -- Building urban populism -- Planting populism in the countryside -- Bringing back Banda -- Prelude to crisis: inventing a Malawian political culture -- Du's challenge: car accident as metaphor for political violence -- Crisis and Kuthana politics -- Legacies
Control code
CR9781580467551
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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