Synopses & Reviews
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
is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Regina, Canada.
Table of Contents
1. Re-presenting Commerical Farm Workers in Zimbabwe
2. Development and the Space of (European) Commercial Farms 1940s - 1990s
3. White Farmers in Rural Hurungwe
4. Working on the Margins
5. The Margins of the Margins: Women's Work
6. The Farm Compound: Work's Domestic Space
7. Becoming a 'Peasant'
8. The Limits of Official Edification