The dynamics of rural accumulation in South Africa: Comparative and historical perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Keegan, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-14T09:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-14T09:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 1985-03-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/9019
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 18 March, 1985 en_US
dc.description.abstract The view that the opening up of Africa by metropolitan capitalism, more particularly during the period of direct colonial rule, was bound to lead through evolutionary stages to economic development and modernisation, has long since fallen into scholarly disrepute. In the atmosphere of radical pessimism that has pervaded academic perspectives on Africa since independence, an altogether more sceptical view of the beneficence of Africa's integration into imperial economies has prevailed. But as is so often the case in scholarly debate, thesis and antithesis occupy the same battle-ground, and both tend to view the world through similar lenses (1). What modernisation and underdevelopment theories have in common is the assumption of a single universal dynamic in the making of the modern world. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 220
dc.subject Agriculture. Economic aspects. South Africa. History en_US
dc.subject Land tenure. South Africa. History en_US
dc.subject South Africa. Rural conditions en_US
dc.title The dynamics of rural accumulation in South Africa: Comparative and historical perspectives en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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