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The Resource Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007, Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman

Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007, Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman

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Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007
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Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development
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Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007
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Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
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eng
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Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, built in the early 1970s during the final years of Portuguese rule, was the last major infrastructure project constructed in Africa during the turbulent era of decolonization. Engineers and hydrologists praised the dam for its technical complexity and the skills required to construct what was then the world's fifth-largest mega-dam. Portuguese colonial officials cited benefits they expected from the dam<U+0127> �from expansion of irrigated farming and European settlement, to improved transportation throughout the Zambezi River Valley, to reduced flooding in this area of unpredictable rainfall. The project, however, actually resulted in cascading layers of human displacement, violence, and environmental destruction. Its electricity benefited few Mozambicans, even after the former guerrillas of FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) came to power; instead, it fed industrialization in apartheid South Africa. (Richard Roberts) This in-depth study of the region examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its existence, and gives voice to previously unheard narratives of forced labor, displacement, and historical and contemporary life in the dam's shadow --
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Isaacman, Allen F
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333.71509679
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Isaacman, Barbara
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New African histories
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  • Economic development projects
  • Forced migration
  • Cahora Bassa Dam (Mozambique)
  • Zambezi River Valley
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Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007, Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index
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Contents
Introduction : Cahora Bassa in broader perspective -- The Zambezi River Valley in Mozambican history : an overview -- Harnessing the river : high modernism and building the dam, 1965/75 -- Displaced people : forced eviction and life in the protected villages, 1970/75 -- The Lower Zambezi : remaking nature, transforming the landscape, 1975/2007 -- Displaced energy -- Legacies
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FIEb1750739x
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24 cm.
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xvi, 291 pages
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9780821420331
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)821067775
Label
Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007, Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Cahora Bassa in broader perspective -- The Zambezi River Valley in Mozambican history : an overview -- Harnessing the river : high modernism and building the dam, 1965/75 -- Displaced people : forced eviction and life in the protected villages, 1970/75 -- The Lower Zambezi : remaking nature, transforming the landscape, 1975/2007 -- Displaced energy -- Legacies
Control code
FIEb1750739x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780821420331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821067775

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