ISBN 9789982997270
Pages 336
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2013
Publisher The Lembani Trust, Zambia
Format Paperback

Tonga Timeline

Appraising Sixty Years of Multidisciplinary Research in Zambia and Zimbabwe

edited by Lisa Cliggett, Virginia Bond

A multitude of scholars have visited Tonga communities. They have come from different countries, worked at different times, had different disciplinary interests and theoretical agenda and published in different places. Many of these scholars have been the products of Zambian and Zimbabwean universities. The research presented in this volume gives some idea of the rich knowledge now available on the Tonga - a people remarkable for their egalitarian ethos, practice of participatory democracy and willingness to experiment with new possibilities.

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About the Editors

Lisa Cliggett

Lisa Cliggett, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky (USA) has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Zambia since 1992 focusing on social organisation, economy, development and environmental change. Her publications include a monograph from her Zambian fieldwork Grains from Grass: aging, gender and famine in rural Africa (Cornell University Press), and a number of other journal articles, book chapters and books.

Virginia Bond

Virginia Bond is a social anthropologist and lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and heads a social science unit at the ZAMBART Project within the School of Medicine at the University of Zambia. She has worked in Zambia since 1990 conducting interdisciplinary and ethnographic research on the TB and HIV epidemics.

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