Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Culture in ChaosAn Anthropology of the Social Condition in War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 November 2018

Imposing the New Mozambique

Imposing the New Mozambique

Sowing the Seeds of Postcolonial Disillusion

(p.111) Chapter 3 Imposing the New Mozambique
Culture in Chaos
University of Chicago Press

This chapter traces the rapid deterioration of local confidence in the new post-colonial government in Mozambique after independence in 1974. It proposes a theoretical concept of “structural violence” to describe how Machazians experienced dashed expectations and a dramatic deterioration in their living conditions during the first five years of Mozambique's independence. This chapter argues that the new government's efforts to re-engineer social and economic relations, restructure political power, and mandate cultural practices rapidly engendered deep resentment that reinforced a historically forged posture of adversarial disengagement with the central state.

Keywords:   post-colonial government, Mozambique, structural violence, Machazians, living conditions, social relations, economic relations, political power, cultural practices, adversarial disengagement

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.