The political accomplishments, as opposed to the economic failures, of Tanzania’s ambitious villagization program resided largely in their embodiment of history as practice, and are therefore only evident through the lens of memory. Through this lens we see villagization’s impact on promulgating a nationalist identity in Tanzania. Villagization, as practice, is both a product of past social memories and an impetus of new social memory that inculcated governmental authority in local cultural patterns and shaped people’s political identity in the independent Tanzanian nation.
|Title of host publication||Remembering Villagisation in Tanzania: National Consciousness Amidst Economic Failure|
|Publisher||Africa World Press|
|State||Published - 2013|
Bjerk, P. (2013). Remembering Villagisation in Tanzania: National Consciousness Amidst Economic Failure. In Remembering Villagisation in Tanzania: National Consciousness Amidst Economic Failure (pp. 21-41). Africa World Press.