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Working on the Margins: Plantation Workers in Zimbabwe (Postcolonial Encounters)

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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.

About the Author

Blair Rutherford is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Regina, Canada.

Table of Contents

Representing Commercial Farm Workers in Zimbabwe * Development and the Space of (European) Commercial Farms, 1940s-1990s * White Farmers in Rural Hurungwe * Working on the Margins * The Margins of the Margins: Women's Work * The Farm Compound: Work's Domestic Space * Becoming a "Peasant" * The Limits of Official Edification

Representing Commercial Farm Workers in Zimbabwe * Development and the Space of (European) Commercial Farms, 1940s-1990s * White Farmers in Rural Hurungwe * Working on the Margins * The Margins of the Margins: Women's Work * The Farm Compound: Work's Domestic Space * Becoming a "Peasant" * The Limits of Official Edification


Product Details

ISBN:
9781842770016
Subtitle:
Black Workers, White Farmers in Postcolonial Zimbabwe
Author:
Rutherford, Blair
Publisher:
Zed Books
Location:
Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Zimbabwe
Subject:
Postcolonialism
Subject:
Tobacco workers
Subject:
Tobacco farmers
Subject:
Careers - Job Almanacs
Subject:
Hurungwe District
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Postcolonial Encounters
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.44 in

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