The Impact of Globalization on Production Relations and Culture in Tanzania: The Case of Biharamulo District:1961-2015

Bisoma, Bisoma Ernest (2017) The Impact of Globalization on Production Relations and Culture in Tanzania: The Case of Biharamulo District:1961-2015. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This research was undertaken to study on the impact of globalization on production relations and culture in Tanzania: The case of Biharamulo District: 1961-2015.The study employed Descriptive research design under qualitative approach. A sample of 15 respondents was employed in the study through purposive sampling. The respondents included 5 Biharamulo District officials, 5 old persons, and five adult people drawn purposively from five wards out of the ten wards of the District. Besides interviews, other research techniques employed in data collection were library study/documentation,archival research and observation. The findings which were based on the research objectives revealed that there is a notable impact of globalization on production relations and culture in Tanzania in general and Biharamulo District in particular, within the 1961 – 2015 period. This is evident from commercialization of food and cash crops’ production,adoption of scientific and advanced methods of farming, high degree of social differentiation and fluctuation of prices for cash crops. Advancement of transport technology that facilitate interaction of people, flow of goods and technology from outside on the one hand and advancement of information technology on the other, have been identified as the catalyst for such impact. On cultural matters its manifestations include western dressing, adoption of western names mostly among Christianity converts, higher use of western drinks as well as western ways of handling marriage ceremonies. The study recommends that the government should revive and practice self - reliance policy to avoid more dependency to global economic giants, and increase investment levels in science and technology. Furthermore, the government should establish a strong cultural monitoring board, while parents and teachers should assume a frontline role in teaching ethical social values to the younger generation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 900 History, geography, (& biography) > 900 History
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of history
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 05:39
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 05:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2217

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