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Title:The Formation of Dominant Classes in Zambia: Critical Notes
Author:Mufune, PempelaniISNI
Periodical:Africa Today
Period:2nd Quarter
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:class formation
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4186483
Abstract:Assessment of recent publications on the formation of dominant classes in postcolonial Zambia, in particular the works of G.N. MUDENDA (1983, 1984), who provides a detailed class map of Zambia, distinguishing sections and fractions within each class, and those works that focus on the emergence and growth of a dominant class, viz. the bureaucratic/managerial bourgeoisie or the indigenous capitalist class. The author proposes an alternative conceptualization focusing on the questions: 1) which is the dominant class in Zambia? 2) what is the specific nature of the Zambian class structure? 3) is it useful to divide Zambian classes into fractions, and, if so, how should this be done? Notes, ref.