Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Whiteness in Zimbabwe
Author: D. Hughes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2010-04-12
ISBN: 0230106331
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whiteness in Zimbabwe Book Excerpt:

European settler societies have a long history of establishing a sense of belonging and entitlement outside Europe, but Zimbabwe has proven to be the exception to the rule. Arriving in the 1890s, white settlers never comprised more than a tiny minority. Instead of grafting themselves onto local societies, they adopted a strategy of escape.

The Nature of Whiteness

The Nature of Whiteness
Author: Yuka Suzuki
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 0295999551
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of Whiteness Book Excerpt:

The Nature of Whiteness explores the intertwining of race and nature in postindependence Zimbabwe. Nature and environment have played prominent roles in white Zimbabwean identity, and when the political tide turned against white farmers after independence, nature was the most powerful resource they had at their disposal. In the 1970s, �Mlilo,� a private conservancy sharing boundaries with Hwange National Park, became the first site in Zimbabwe to experiment with �wildlife production,� and by the 1990s, wildlife tourism had become one of the most lucrative industries in the country. Mlilo attained international notoriety in 2015 as the place where Cecil the Lion was killed by a trophy hunter. Yuka Suzuki provides a balanced study of whiteness, the conservation of nature, and contested belonging in twenty-first-century southern Africa. The Nature of Whiteness is a fascinating account of human-animal relations and the interplay among categories of race and nature in this embattled landscape.

Elasticity in Domesticity White Women in Rhodesian Zimbabwe 1890 1979

Elasticity in Domesticity  White Women in Rhodesian Zimbabwe  1890 1979
Author: Ushehwedu Kufakurinani
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 9004381120
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elasticity in Domesticity White Women in Rhodesian Zimbabwe 1890 1979 Book Excerpt:

In Elasticity in Domesticity Ushehwedu Kufakurinani demonstrates how and to what extent the domestic ideology shaped the colonial experiences of white women in Rhodesia.

Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Whiteness in Zimbabwe
Author: David McDermott Hughes
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN: 9780230621435
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whiteness in Zimbabwe Book Excerpt:

Victims of political persecution since 2000, Zimbabwe’s whites have never overcome the problem of belonging. In North America and Australia, Europeans became the majority and “normal” partially through the genocide of native peoples. Settlers to Zimbabwe, however, only comprised a tiny minority. They monopolized the territory but struggled to assimilate culturally. Rather than integrating with African societies, many adopted a strategy of social escape. In this arresting and powerful study, David McDermott Hughes shows how they became emotionally and artistically invested in the non-human environment surrounding them. He traces how writers, artists, and farmers crafted a white identity focused on ecological conservation and how, emerging from state terror, some are now groping toward a whiteness of uncommon humanity and humility.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Author: Rory Pilossof
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN: 1779221975
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Book Excerpt:

The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the countrys white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role in cataloguing and representing their own affairs has gone unremarked. It is this crucial dimension that Rory Pilossof explores in The Unbearable Whiteness of Being. His examination of farmers voices in The Farmer magazine, in memoirs, and in recent interviews reveals continuities as well as breaks in their relationships with land, belonging and race. His focus on the Liberation War, Operation Gukurahundi and the post-2000 land invasions frames a nuanced understanding of how white farmers engaged with the land and its peoples, and the political changes of the past 40 years. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being helps to explain why many of the events in the countryside unfolded in the ways they did.

White Narratives

White Narratives
Author: Manase, Irikidzayi
Publsiher: NISC (Pty) Ltd
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1920033475
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Narratives Book Excerpt:

The post-2000 period in Zimbabwe saw the launch of a fast track land reform programme, resulting in a flurry of accounts from white Zimbabweans about how they saw the land, the land invasions, and their own sense of belonging and identity. In White Narratives, Irikidzayi Manase engages with this fervent output of texts seeking definition of experiences, conflicts and ambiguities arising from the land invasions. He takes us through his study of texts selected from the memoirs, fictional and non-fictional accounts of white farmers and other displaced white narrators on the post-2000 Zimbabwe land invasions, scrutinising divisions between white and black in terms of both current and historical ideology, society and spatial relationships. He examines how the revisionist politics of the Zimbabwean government influenced the politics of identities and race categories during the period 2000–2008, and posits some solutions to the contestations for land and belonging.

A Legacy of Oppressing

A Legacy of Oppressing
Author: Karen Nielsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic dissertations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Legacy of Oppressing Book Excerpt:

Cecil Rhodes said, "I would annex the planets if I could." This attitude epitomized the views of the white people who colonized Zimbabwe starting in 1890, and thus society was built on the doctrines of discovery, expansion, and subjugation and marginalization of the Native people. For white Zimbabweans in then-Rhodesia the institutionalization of racism privileged their bodies above all others and thus they were collectively responsible for the oppression of Black people through white complacency in allowing that system to exist and active involvement in its formation. For my family, who has a four-hundred year history in Southern Africa, coming to this realization - this critical consciousness of their positionality as oppressor - has been a difficult road. Through their struggle made evident is the potential for change for both individuals and nations fighting to overcome the effects of colonization.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pioneers Settlers Aliens Exiles

Pioneers  Settlers  Aliens  Exiles
Author: J. L. Fisher
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN: 1921666153
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers Settlers Aliens Exiles Book Excerpt:

What did the future hold for Rhodesia's white population at the end of a bloody armed conflict fought against settler colonialism? Would there be a place for them in newly independent Zimbabwe? PIONEERS, SETTLERS, ALIENS, EXILES sets out the terms offered by Robert Mugabe in 1980 to whites who opted to stay in the country they thought of as their home. The book traces over the next two decades their changing relationshipwith the country when the post-colonial government revised its symbolic and geographical landscape and reworked codes of membership. Particular attention is paid to colonial memories and white interpellation in the official account of the nation's rebirth and indigene discourses, in view of which their attachment to the place shifted and weakened. As the book describes the whites' trajectory from privileged citizens to persons of disputed membership and contested belonging, it provides valuable background information with regard to the land and governance crises that engulfed Zimbabwe at the start of the twenty-first century.

Rhodes and Rhodesia

Rhodes and Rhodesia
Author: Arthur Keppel-Jones
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 674
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780773505346
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhodes and Rhodesia Book Excerpt:

This volume deals with the conquest and colonization of Zimbabwe and the establishment of Southern Rhodesia, from the beginnings of British involvement in Bechuanaland to the death of Cecil Rhodes. Its emphasis is on the white invaders and its chief concern is white individuals, their motives, actions, and influence on events. The British South Africa Company and the irregularity of its financial and political operations are dealt with in detail. Keppel-Jones also discusses the development in the midst of the indigenous population of an alien white society and state, from their crude beginnings to their emergence in a form still recognizable today. The reader is led to conclude that by 1902 Southern Rhodesia was already set on the road that would lead to the upheavals of the second half of the twentieth-century. The author examines the racial consciousness and prejudice of the white society and addresses an important question: why did the imperial government grant a royal charter to the BSA Company? The facts show conclusively that the imperial government had little interest in Central Africa or care for its fate except when foreign competition appeared. Keppel-Jones also reveals the important role played by black troops employed by the Company in suppressing the rebellions of 1896-7. For opposite reasons, neither blacks nor whites have been willing to recognize this; on the other hand the habit of the 'men-on-the-spot' of making and carrying out decisions without regard to their superiors in London is a commonplace of imperial history. One of the main themes of the book is the tension between the unofficial imperialists, straining at the leash, and the Colonial Office, struggling to hold them back. Rhodes and Rhodesia is based on extensive use of public records, mainly in the Public Record Office, London, and the National Archives of Zimbabwe, of collections of private papers, and of contemporary published works. Arthur Keppel-Jones is professor emeritus of history at Queen's University.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Author: Rory Pilossof
Publsiher: Weaver Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN: 1779222599
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Book Excerpt:

The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the countrys white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role in cataloguing and representing their own affairs has gone unremarked. It is this crucial dimension that Rory Pilossof explores in The Unbearable Whiteness of Being. His examination of farmers voices in The Farmer magazine, in memoirs, and in recent interviews reveals continuities as well as breaks in their relationships with land, belonging and race. His focus on the Liberation War, Operation Gukurahundi and the post-2000 land invasions frames a nuanced understanding of how white farmers engaged with the land and its peoples, and the political changes of the past 40 years. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being helps to explain why many of the events in the countryside unfolded in the ways they did.

From Rhodesian to Zimbabwean and Back

From Rhodesian to Zimbabwean and Back
Author: Angela Catherine Davies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The White Heroes of Zimbabwe

The White Heroes of Zimbabwe
Author: Aeneas S. Chigwedere
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780797477797
Category: Nationalists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zimbabwe Press Mirror

Zimbabwe Press Mirror
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zimbabwe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and the White African
Author: Ben Freeth
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0745955460
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mugabe and the White African Book Excerpt:

Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell. Like that of many white farmers, his family's land was 'reclaimed' by Mugabe's government for redistribution. But Ben's family fought back. Appealing to international law, they instigated a suit against Mugabe's government via the SADC (The Southern African Development Community). The case was deferred time and again while Mugabe's men pulled strings. But after Freeth and his parents-in-law were abducted and beaten within inches of death in 2008, the SADC deemed any further delay to be an obstruction of justice. The case was heard, and successful on all counts. But the story doesn't end there. In 2009 the family farm was burnt to the ground. The fight for justice in Zimbabwe is far from over - this book is for anyone who wants to see into the heart of one of today's hardest places, and how human dignity flourishes even in the most adverse circumstances.

State Politics in Zimbabwe

State Politics in Zimbabwe
Author: Jeffrey Ira Herbst,Jeffrey Herbst
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9780520068186
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Politics in Zimbabwe Book Excerpt:

1. Choice and African politics

Working on the Margins

Working on the Margins
Author: Blair Rutherford
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2001-09
ISBN: 9781842770016
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working on the Margins Book Excerpt:

This book explores the outer margins of postcolonial culture, state, and economy, where the legacy of white settler modernity still dominates the everyday lives of a largely neglected population. The book is an ethnographic analysis which focuses on more than two million people who live and work on predominantly white-owned farms in Zimbabwe--almost a fifth of the national population. Blair Rutherford traces their lives from the colonial past to the present, while analyzing the flue-cured tobacco farms which produce Zimbabwe's number one export.

Zimbabwe News

Zimbabwe News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zimbabwe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Class work and whiteness

Class  work and whiteness
Author: Nicola Ginsburgh
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1526143895
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Class work and whiteness Book Excerpt:

This book offers the first comprehensive history of white workers from the end of the First World War to Zimbabwean independence in 1980. It reveals how white worker identity was constituted, examines the white labouring class as an ethnically and nationally heterogeneous formation comprised of both men and women, and emphasises the active participation of white workers in the ongoing and contested production of race. White wage labourers' experiences, both as exploited workers and as part of the privileged white minority, offer insight into how race and class co-produced one another and how boundaries fundamental to settler colonialism were regulated and policed. Based on original research conducted in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK, this book offers a unique theoretical synthesis of work on gender, whiteness studies, labour histories, settler colonialism, Marxism, emotions and the New African Economic History.

History of Zimbabwe

History of Zimbabwe
Author: John Macquarrie-Collins
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zimbabwe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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