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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

Label
Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007
Title
Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development
Title remainder
Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007
Statement of responsibility
Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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--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 Libertaça̋o 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."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Isaacman, Allen F
Dewey number
333.71509679
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC890.Z65
LC item number
I83 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Isaacman, Barbara
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cahora Bassa Dam (Mozambique)
  • Economic development projects
  • Zambezi River Valley
  • Forced migration
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic development projects
  • Forced migration
  • Rural conditions
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • Zambezi River Valley
  • Energiewirtschaft
  • Umsiedlung
  • Umweltveränderung
  • Umweltschaden
  • Moçambique
  • Sambesi
  • Cabora-Bassa-Staudamm
Label
Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007, Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
837528083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444504
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt347j9w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837528083
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 and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
837528083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444504
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt347j9w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837528083

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