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Author Galvan, Dennis Charles.

Title The state must be our master of fire [electronic resource] : how peasants craft sustainable development in Senegal / Dennis C. Galvan.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-299) and index.
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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Land tenure -- Senegal -- Sine-Saloum -- History.
Serer (African people) -- Government relations.
Acculturation -- Senegal -- Case studies.
Sine-Saloum (Senegal) -- Social conditions.
Sine-Saloum (Senegal) -- Economic conditions.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520929425