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The humanitarian hangover - Displacement, aid and transformation in Western Tanzania (Paperback) Loot Price: R241
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The humanitarian hangover - Displacement, aid and transformation in Western Tanzania (Paperback): Loren B. Landau

The humanitarian hangover - Displacement, aid and transformation in Western Tanzania (Paperback)

Loren B. Landau

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Since the mid-1990s, Western Tanzania has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees living in massive refugee camps sustained by millions of dollars of humanitarian aid. This title explores the anomalous spaces and practices generated by this influx of people and humanitarian aid, and shows how they have transformed the politics and governmental practices of the region. In more than fourteen months of qualitative and quantitative research, the author found that the refugee influx did not produce the deleterious economic and environmental effects often assumed. Outside the camps, a Tanzanian population long at the margins of their own country's economics and politics became incorporated into systems of power and authority which linked them to Dar es Salaam, central Africa, Geneva, Washington, and the grain farmers of the American Midwest. Amidst the violence and conflict surrounding the camps, they became 'Tanzanian' as never before by exalting the territory, the nation, and a political leadership that delegated responsibility for security and services to others - the United Nations, nongovernmental organisations, and the citizenry. The result was a hybridised regime of power shaped by history, contingency, self-interest and perception - a political form that questions models of rural transformation and the functional basis of the modern nation-state. The Humanitarian Hangover is a resource, not only for scholars of displacement but also for political scientists and sociologists concerned with how displacement and humanitarianism can serve as primary catalysts for social, political and economic change.

General

Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: August 2007
First published: August 2008
Editors: Loren B. Landau
Dimensions: 245 x 170 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-86814-455-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work > Aid & relief programmes
LSN: 1-86814-455-0
Barcode: 9781868144556

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