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Title:Special issue: Malawi
Editors:MacCracken, JohnISNI
Potts, DebbyISNI
Englund, HarriISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Publisher:Carfax Publishing
Geographic terms:Malawi
Great Britain
rural development
political parties
labour migration
customary law
land law
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This special issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies on Malawi contains papers presented at the conference 'Historical and social research in Malawi: problems and prospects', held in Zomba, June 2000 at Chancellor College, the University of Malawi. Contributors: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (the politics of historical and social science research in Africa); Wapulumuka Oliver Mulwafu (the history of soil erosion on private estates in the Shire Highlands and the limits of the colonial State's coercive capacity to intervene, 1891-1964); Joey Power (the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC) and the importance of the period 1953-1956 for political organization in Nyasaland after 1958, focusing on Blantyre and Limbe); John McCracken (the ambiguities of nationalism: the role of northerners in Malawian politics between the mid-1950s and 1964); Jan Kees Van Donge (the liberalization of burley tobacco in Malawi in the 1990s from a sociological perspective); Ezekiel Kalipendi and Leo Zulu (the experiences of the Blantyre City Fuelwood Project in the light of emerging debates on the pros and cons of top-down versus bottom-up approaches to development); Harry Englund (the economic and symbolic significance of the village in low-income migrants' aspirations in Lilongwe); Pauline E. Peters (the role of land disputes in converting kin to strangers and in class formation in Malawi); Peter Probst (historical change in the relationship between two ritual institutions among the Chewa, viz. the territorial rain shrine at Bunda and the village-based mask societies of 'nuau').