Whiteness in Zimbabwe: Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging (BOK)

David McDermott Hughes

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Here is a look at how our relationship to the land is shaped by historical migration, conquest, and long-term residence. 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. While imagining natives away, white writers, painters, photographers and even farmers crafted an ideal of settler-as-nature-lover. Hughes examines the ways in which whiteness and conservation in Zimbabwe have co-produced each other over the years.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter David McDermott Hughes
ISBN 9780230621435
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 257 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form African history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Ethnic studies