Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa

A Tanzanian Case Study

By John Sender, Sheila Smith

© 2011 – Routledge

206 pages

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About the Book

Focussing on a Fieldwork study of the West Usambaras in Tanzania, this study, first published in 1990, deals with processes of class formation and capitalist accumulation, and the dynamics of rural poverty and gender relations. Arguing that rural differentiation is systematically reinforced by the socialist state, the authors offer a critique of government intervention and discuss alternative, more effective forms of policy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. The Characteristics of the Rural Poor 4. The Nature of the Labour Supply 5. The Nature of the Accumulation Process 6. Constraints on Accumulation in Tanzania 7. Afterword: Backward Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS092000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOC042000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries