Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics: Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania

Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics: Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania

By: Ronald J. Aminzade (author)Hardback

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Nationalism has generated violence, bloodshed, and genocide, as well as patriotic sentiments that encourage people to help fellow citizens and place public responsibilities above personal interests. This study explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded over decades of Tanzanian history in conflicts over public policies concerning the rights of citizens, foreigners, and the nation's Asian racial minority. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination and were shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.

About Author

Ronald Aminzade is Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Lund, and the University of Amsterdam. His research on the political consequences of capitalist development in nineteenth-century France has been published in numerous articles and in two books, Ballots and Barricades and Class, Politics, and Early Industrial Capitalism. He is the co-editor of The Social Worlds of Higher Education (1999), on the sociology of education, and Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2001), on social movements and contentious politics. His current research focuses on nationalism and the politics of economic development in East Africa.


1. Introduction; Part I. The Struggle for Independence and Birth of a Nation: 2. Colonialism, racism, and modernity; 3. Foreigners and nation building; 4. Race and the nation-building project; Part II. The Socialist Experiment: 5. African socialism: the challenges of nation building; 6. Socialism, self-reliance, and foreigners; 7. Nationalism, state socialism, and the politics of race; Part III. Neoliberalism, Global Capitalism, and the Nation-State: 8. Neoliberalism and the transition from state socialism to capitalism; 9. Neoliberalism, foreigners, and globalization; 10. Neoliberalism, race, and the global economy; 11. Conclusion: race, nation, and citizenship in historical and comparative perspective.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107044388
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 451
  • ID: 9781107044388
  • weight: 720
  • ISBN10: 1107044383

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