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Author Brockington, Dan.

Title Prosperity in Rural Africa? : Insights into Wealth, Assets, and Poverty from Longitudinal Studies in Tanzania.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents Intro -- Halftitle page -- Epigraph -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Boxes -- A Guide to Using the Book -- Biographies of Principal Authors -- Acknowledgements -- General -- Monique -- Christine -- Anna -- Torbern and Esbern -- Dan -- Agnes -- Permissions and Disclaimer -- 1. Understanding Long-Term Change in Rural Tanzania -- The Insistent Farmer -- The Argument -- Methods in Longitudinal Survey Research: Exploring Assets in Tanzania -- The Organization of This Book and How to Use It
Part I. The Role of Assets in Understanding Social Change in Rural Tanzania: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections -- 2. Assets, Prosperity, and Data in Rural Africa -- Transforming Africa or Leaving Rural Areas Behind? -- How Do We Know about Rural Poverty? -- Assets in Rural Livelihoods -- Conclusion -- 3. The Multiple Meanings of Prosperity and Poverty in Tanzania -- Introduction -- A Brief Introduction to Asset Indices -- Methods -- Variations in Wealth and Poverty across and within Study Sites -- What Counts and What Does Not: Are Abbreviated Asset Indices Counting the Right Thing?
Variation in the Meaning of Assets and Their Implications for Asset Indices -- Conclusion -- 4. Assets and Domestic Units: Methodological Challenges for Longitudinal Studies of Poverty Dynamics -- Introduction -- Assets and Poverty Dynamics over Time -- Domestic Units and Poverty Dynamics over Time -- Assets, Progress, and Change -- Conclusion: Exploring Asset Dynamics in Development Research -- Part II. Case Studies of Change -- 5. Tracing the Relationships between Assets and Well-Being in Complex Social Environments -- Introduction -- Ethnography and Methods
Have Economic Livelihoods Improved or Faltered between 1995-2010? -- Assets as Indicators of Well-Being -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- 6. 'Modern' Farming and the Transformation of Livelihoods in Rural Tanzania -- Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Intensification -- Tanzanian Policies: Smallholder Farming and Intensification -- The Setting and Research Method -- Findings -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- 7. Women's Tears or Coffee Blight? Gender Dynamics and Livelihood Strategies in Contexts of Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania -- Introduction -- Women, Agriculture, and Coffee -- Methods
Gender Ideologies in Meru Society -- How Have Gender Norms Changed because of Emelea and Sambembe? -- Discussion: Contesting Change in Meru -- Conclusion -- 8. The Sesame Seed Cash Injection: Commodity-Fuelled Asset Booms in Remote Rural Tanzania -- Introduction -- Methods -- Findings -- Conclusion -- 9. Self-Made Farmers and Sustainable Change? Entrepreneurs and Development in Goima and Mirambu -- Introduction: Environmentalism in Tanzania -- Methods and Context: Studying and Re-studying Goima and Mirambu -- Goima and Mirambu Villages in the Early 1990s
Note Goima and Mirambu Some Twenty-Five Years Later, First Impressions.
Summary Prosperity in Rural Africa? addresses questions related to tracking economic development in poor rural areas in the face of scarce data. The chapters collect insights and experience into the dynamics of rural societies in Tanzania, demonstrating that economic data can render development in these regions invisible.
Local Note Oxford University Press Oxford University Press Open Access Books
Subject Rural development -- Tanzania -- Longitudinal studies.
Wealth -- Tanzania -- Longitudinal studies.
Rural development. (OCoLC)fst01101498
Wealth. (OCoLC)fst01172973
Tanzania. (OCoLC)fst01210143
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Longitudinal studies. (OCoLC)fst01423812
Added Author NoƩ, Christine.
Other Form: Print version: Brockington, Dan Prosperity in Rural Africa? Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2021 9780198865872
ISBN 9780192635396 electronic book
0192635395 electronic book
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