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dc.contributor.advisorVaughan, Olufemien_US
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Timothy Alanen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-22T17:35:19Z
dc.date.available2013-05-22T17:35:19Z
dc.date.issued1-May-12en_US
dc.date.submitted12-Mayen_US
dc.identifierNicholson_grad.sunysb_0771E_10840en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/59807
dc.description364 pg.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation used education to highlight local and global dimensions of nation building in Tanzania. It examines the process by which the late colonial and early postcolonial education officials in Tanzania experimented with and developed educational and nationalistic institutions as a means to interact with their populations and satisfy increasingly vocal demands for social services. Using oral histories as well as sources from the Tanzanian National Archive and the archives of American non-governmental organizations, this dissertation also highlights the fundamental role that non-elite actors, such as teachers, students, and low-level government officials, played in acting as intermediaries between elite politicians and the general population. These transitional figures reproduced the ideology of the nation--state at the local level, while also using global resources, newly-available through Cold War rivalries, that developed institutions and educational structures that reinforced the scope and legitimacy of the nation--state. Nationalist celebrations became a critical part of this interaction as did controversies regarding immoral and unproductive female citizens. In examining the development of educational and post-colonial nationalistic institutions, this project argues that local issues, national agendas, and global paradigms of authority worked collectively to reinforce the ideals of national citizenship and the pre-eminence of the nation--state, in the new postcolonial world.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of History. Charles Taber (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHistory--African history--Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherBritish imperialism, Cold War, East Africa, education, Tanzaniaen_US
dc.titleTeaching Tanzania: Education and the Creation of Tanzania in a Cold War Worlden_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Vaughan, Olufemi . Committee Member(s): Wilson, Kathleen ; Williams, John ; Beverley, Eric L; Arens, William ;en_US
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