Between five lines : the development of ethnicity in Tanzania with special reference to the western Bagamoyo District

Upphovsperson: Jerman, Helena
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Helsingfors : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Finnish Anthropological Society
År: 1997
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Ethnicity, Social and cultural anthropology, Social history, Minority groups, Social anthropology/ethnography, Socialantrolopologi/etnografi
The research area of this study was once the focal point of colonial penetration in East Africa. The author traces evolution of ethnicity from the 15th century until the post-colonial period. She argues that ethnic group identification is used as a self-referent. People's perception of the present is a reflection of the colonial practice of dividing people into tribes. Yet, villagers in the Bagamoyo District stress commonality - another dimension of ethnic consciousness.