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Food Insecurity and the Social Division of Labour in Tanzania, 1919–85

  • Deborah Fahy Bryceson

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Food Supply in Pre-Industrial Societies

  3. The Peasant Household, the Environment and Food Insecurity, 1919–85

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 38-43
    3. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 44-51
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 52-55
  4. Extra-Household Social Institutions and Food Insecurity: State, Market and Clientage Networks, 1919–50

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 59-64
    3. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 65-70
    4. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 71-75
    5. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 76-87
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 88-89
  5. Wage-Labour Force Food Demand and Supply Arrangements, 1919–50

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 93-114
    3. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 115-124
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 125-127
  6. Structural Social Change and Urban Food Supply, 1950–73

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 131-144
    3. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 145-159
    4. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 160-177
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 178-179
  7. Urban Food Insecurity and the Undermining of Occupational Accountability, 1973–85

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 183-194
    3. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 195-210
    4. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 211-221
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 222-224
  8. Food Insecurity and the Social Division of Labour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Deborah Fahy Bryceson
      Pages 227-261
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 262-285

About this book

Introduction

Most studies of famine and the African food crisis stress how the socio-economic context influences the occurrence of food shortages. By contrast, this book argues that food insecurity itself influences the social and economic organization of the society. Through this approach, the author provides a new interpretation of the causes and consequences of Tanzania's present economic crisis. The book examines the effects of changing food availability on the functioning of the state, the market and clientage networks, over the past seven decades. The conclusion is that clientage is no less important than the state and market as an organizational force in Tanzanian society, and, under heightened food insecurity, the state and market lose ground to clientage.

Keywords

Africa crisis social change

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Fahy Bryceson
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth HouseUniversity of OxfordUK

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