The project is a necessary step for fulfilling the aims of my doctoral dissertation. The proposed fieldwork will enable me to extend the analysis of how electricity has changed social life in a village since its coming in the early 1990s. Updated informat ion and comparisons with my findings during the major fieldwork conducted in 2000-2001 is of great importance in this interdiciplinary project concerned with change. I may add that the doctoral work has been delayed by 16 months due toa maternity leave, a nd this has created a need for a second visit which was not envisaged in the initial phase.
1) Gather data on the current situation of rural electricity supply in Zanzibar (utility company important source)
2) Collect data on Zanzibar's g eneral economical and political conditions (important context)
3) Collect data from the village central in my analysis (social, economical, technological and political circumstances and changes).