• Journal Article

The Emergence of Land Concentration in the West African Savanna

Citation

Reyna, S. P. (1987). The Emergence of Land Concentration in the West African Savanna. American Ethnologist, 14(3), 523-541.

Abstract

This essay's thesis is that donor nation's efforts to reproduce their own production contribute to land concentration and class formation in the West African savanna. This is because public investments by certain donor nations encourage two land-appropriation processes and one land-expropriation process. New classes are emerging as a result of these processes, consisting of those gaining and those losing control over land. [land concentration, class relations, development, Africa]