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Culture in ChaosAn Anthropology of the Social Condition in War$
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Stephen C. Lubkemann

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226496412

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.001.0001

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Contending with Colonialism

Contending with Colonialism

Migration and Resistance

(p.47) Chapter 1 Contending with Colonialism
Culture in Chaos
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the role of migration in resisting colonial forced-labor policies in the Machaze district in Mozambique. It describes how migration developed as a form of resistance to colonial policy and highlights the importance of migrancy as a strategy for dealing with the deadly famines that chronically swept through the district. This chapter suggests that both migration and resistance significantly influenced how the population of Machaze understood and reacted to armed conflict when it eventually arrived in the district.

Keywords:   migration, forced-labor policies, Machaze district, Mozambique, colonial policy, migrancy, resistance, armed conflict

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