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State University of New York at Binghamton (1992)

Turmoil and transformation : A study of population relocation at Manantali, Mali

Grimm, Curt David.

Titre : Turmoil and transformation : A study of population relocation at Manantali, Mali

Auteur : Grimm, Curt David.

Université de soutenance  : State University of New York at Binghamton.

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 1992

Résumé partiel
This thesis emerged out of efforts to incorporate a monitoring and evaluation program within the Manantali Resettlement Project. The construction of the Manantali dam across the Bafing river in southwestern Mali, West Africa, forced the involuntary relocation of approximately 10,000 Bafing Malinke villagers in 1986 and 1987. My dissertation research focused on the relationships between villagers in the context of relocation and on the interaction between relocatees and the officials involved in the implementation of this project.

Involuntary dislocation forces a reassessment and realignment of the historically constructed patterns of inequality. New land, new neighbors, and new opportunities all must be confronted. Decisions must be made quite rapidly before control is seized by someone else. Shortly after the relocation of the Bafing Malinke, nearly all of the conveniently available land not previously distributed by the project in the downstream resettlement zones was claimed by a small number of individuals. The resulting land shortage means that access to land has become a context of struggle rather than a lineage right. It was also a small group of men who profited because they had the initiative and capital reserves to open small stores where the majority of the population spent their cash reimbursement on subsistence items. Finally, the Bafing youth took advantage of the resettlement situation to increase their influence on regional affairs.

Présentation (ProQuest)

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