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Lunda Under Belgian Rule

The Politics of Ethnicity

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674731875

Publication Date: 01/01/1975

303 pages

3 maps, 18 tables


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  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Cultural Diffusion and Political Expansion: The Growth and Decline of the Lunda State
  • 2. The European Penetration and Partition of Lunda
  • 3. The Consolidation of Belgian Rule: Initial Patterns of “Native Administration” (1891–1918)
  • 4. Prelude to Dismemberment: Administrative Rationality and the Policy of “Ethnic Autonomy” (1919–1932)
  • 5. Stagnation and Change: The Depression and the Crisis of Colonial Administration
  • 6. Out of the Depression and through the War: The Bureaucratizing of Chieftaincy
  • 7. From Tribalism to Ethnicity: The Growth of Lunda and Cokwe National Sentiments
  • 8. Decolonization, Secession, Reunification: The Lunda and Cokwe through the Congo Crisis
  • 9. Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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