9780821418659-0821418653-Wielding the Ax: State Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania, 1820–2000 (Ecology & History)

Wielding the Ax: State Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania, 1820–2000 (Ecology & History)

ISBN-13: 9780821418659
ISBN-10: 0821418653
Edition: 1
Author: Sunseri, Thaddeus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780821418659
ISBN-10: 0821418653
Edition: 1
Author: Sunseri, Thaddeus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sunseri, Thaddeus wrote Wielding the Ax: State Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania, 1820–2000 (Ecology & History) comprising 304 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0821418653 and 9780821418659. Since then Wielding the Ax: State Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania, 1820–2000 (Ecology & History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Forests have been at the fault lines of contact between African peasant communities in the Tanzanian coastal hinterland and outsiders for almost two centuries. In recent decades, a global call for biodiversity preservation has been the main challenge to Tanzanians and their forests.

Thaddeus Sunseri uses the lens of forest history to explore some of the most profound transformations in Tanzania from the nineteenth century to the present. He explores anticolonial rebellions, the world wars, the depression, the Cold War, oil shocks, and nationalism through their intersections with and impacts on Tanzania’s coastal forests and woodlands. In Wielding the Ax, forest history becomes a microcosm of the origins, nature, and demise of colonial rule in East Africa and of the first fitful decades of independence.

Wielding the Ax is a story of changing constellations of power over forests, beginning with African chiefs and forest spirits, both known as “ax–wielders,” and ending with international conservation experts who wield scientific knowledge as a means to controlling forest access. The modern international concern over tropical deforestation cannot be understood without an awareness of the long–term history of these forest struggles.

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