Rural Liberia in the Age of Developmentalism: Policies, Politics, Imaginations and Constraints, c. 1950 to 1980
Third-party funded project
Project title Rural Liberia in the Age of Developmentalism: Policies, Politics, Imaginations and Constraints, c. 1950 to 1980
Principal Investigator(s) Thiesen-Mark, Cassandra
Organisation / Research unit Departement Geschichte / Geschichte Afrikas (Tischler)
Project start 01.08.2016
Probable end 31.07.2018
Status Completed
Abstract

My current project “Rural Liberia in the Age of Developmentalism: Policies, Politics, Imaginations and Constraints, c. 1950 to 1980”, explores the country's policies and practices of postwar state-sponsored agricultural development. It argues that while agricultural development, in particular rural mass education, was a critical facet in the spatial transformation of statehood in postwar Liberia, the development frontier also functioned as a critical space for the professionalisation and career-building of African-American agriculturists leading into the period of decolonisation. The project is being supported by the Marie Heim-Vögtlin Fund of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Keywords Liberia, West Africa, modernity, NGOs, history of rural development
Financed by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
4511095  Mark-Thiesen, Cassandra  Of Vagrants and Volunteers During Liberia's Operation Production, 1963-1969  0145-2258 ; 2163-9108  African economic history  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4514683  Mark-Thiesen, Cassandra  Liberia an(d) Empire?: Sovereignty, ‘Civilisation’ and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century West Africa  0308-6534  The journal of imperial and Commonwealth history  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
   

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