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The Resource Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water & belonging in southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein

Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water & belonging in southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein

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Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water & belonging in southern Zimbabwe
Title
Remaking Mutirikwi
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landscape, water & belonging in southern Zimbabwe
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Joost Fontein
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Mutirikwi river was dammed in the early 1960s to make Zimbabwe's second largest lake. This was a key moment in the Europeanisation of Mutirikwi's landscapes, which had begun with colonial land appropriations in the 1890s. But African landscapes were not obliterated by the dam. They remained active and affective. At independence in 1980, local clans reasserted ancestral land claims in a wave of squatting around Lake Mutirikwi. They were soon evicted as the new government asserted control over the remaking of Mutirikwi's landscapes. Amid fast-track land reform in the 2000s, the same people returned again to reclaim the land. Many returned to the graves and ruins of past lives forged in the very substance of the soil, and even incoming war veterans and new farmers appealed to autochthonous knowledge to make safe their resettlements. This book explores those reoccupations and the complex contests over landscape, water and belonging they provoked. The 2000s may have heralded a long-delayed re-Africanisation of Lake Mutirikwi, but just as African presence had survived the dam, so white presence remains active and affective through Rhodesian-era discourses, place-names and the materialities of ruined farms, contour ridging and old irrigation schemes. Through lenses focused on the political materialities of water and land, this book reveals how the remaking of Mutirikwi's landscapes has always been deeply entangled with changing strategies of colonial and postcolonial statecraft. It highlights how the traces of different pasts intertwine in contemporary politics through the active, enduring yet emergent, forms and substances of landscape. Joost Fontein is Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa and Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Published in association with the British Institute in Eastern Africa."
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Fontein, Joost
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  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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British Institute in Eastern Africa
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Eastern Africa studies
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  • Land tenure
  • Zimbabweans
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Land tenure
  • Zimbabwe
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Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water & belonging in southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein
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"Published in association with the British Institute in Eastern Africa"--Page 4 of cover
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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ocn913828936
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781782045243
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computer
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rdamedia
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)913828936
Label
Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water & belonging in southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with the British Institute in Eastern Africa"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913828936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782045243
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13jzdgm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913828936

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