Cutting Down Trees is about local responses to global processes of change. This major study traces detailed changes in the agricultural system of Zambia’s Northern Province over a period of 100 years. The authors assess the ecological, social, and political changes affecting the region, and relate current development initiatives to long-run interventions. Drawing on their extensive research experience, Moore and Vaughan have produced a detailed examination of the changing nature of gender relations, household production, and nutrition.
1. The Colonial Construction of Knowledge: History and Anthropology
2. The Colonial Construction of Knowledge: Ecology and Agriculture
3. Relishing Porridge: The Gender Politics of Food
4. Cultivators and Colonial Officers: Food Supply and the Politics of Marketing
5. Developing Men: The Creation of the Progressive Farmer
6. Migration and Marriage
7. Working for Salt: Nutrition in the 1980s
8. From Millet to Maize: Gender and Household Labor in the 1980s.