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Author Galvan, Dennis Charles.

Title The state must be our master of fire : how peasants craft sustainable development in Senegal / Dennis C. Galvan
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Buying rope is a young man's job -- The Serer of Siin -- Tradition in the Siin -- Land pawning as a response to the standardization of tenure -- Two romanticizations -- The king has come : now everything is ruined -- Culturally sustainable development
Summary Over several centuries, the Serer of the Siin region of Senegal developed a complex system of land tenure that resulted in a stable rural society, productive agriculture, and a well-managed ecosystem. Dennis Galvan tells the story of what happened when French colonial rulers, and later the government of the newly independent Senegal, imposed new systems of land tenure and cultivation on the Serer of Siin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-299) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Acculturation -- Senegal -- Case studies.
Land tenure -- Senegal -- Sine-Saloum -- History.
Serer (African people) -- Government relations.
Sine-Saloum (Senegal) -- Economic conditions.
Sine-Saloum (Senegal) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 052092942X (electronic bk.)
1417520124 (electronic bk.)
9780520929425 (electronic bk.)
9781417520121 (electronic bk.)