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Title:Crisis! what crisis? The multiple dimensions of the Zimbabwean crisis
Editors:Chiumbu, SarahISNI
Musemwa, MuchapararaISNI
Year:2012
Pages:286
Language:English
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:Human Sciences Research Council
ISBN:9780796923851; 9780796923837; 9780796923844
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:economic recession
livelihoods
migration
humour
language usage
propaganda
conference papers (form)
2009
External link:https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/crisis-what-crisis
Abstract:This book is the outcome of a conference on the hidden dimensions of the Zimbabwean crisis held at the University of the Witwatersrand in July 2009. It argues that the Zimbabwean crisis between 1998 and 2009 was in fact a series of crises, from infrastructural problems and disease to a depreciating currency and increasing militarism. The authors engage with resource politics and livelihoods (part 1), migration and disembedment (part 2), and mediating the crisis through language and humour (part 3). Contributions: Introduction: perspectives of the Zimbabwean crises (Sarah Chiumbu and Muchaparara Musemwa); Perpetuating colonial legacies: the post-colonial State, water crises and the outbreak of disease in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1980-2009 (Muchaparara Musemwa); Enduring the crisis: remittances and household livelihood strategies in Glen Norah, Harare (Tatenda Mukwedeya); Negotiating the crisis: mobile phones and the informal economy in Zimbabwe (Sarah Chiumbu and Richard Nyamanhindi); Zimbabwe's global citizens in 'Harare North': livelihood strategies of Zimbabweans in the United Kingdom (Beacon Mbiba); Escaping home: the case of ethnicity and formal education in the migration of Zimbabweans during the Zimbabwean 'crisis' (Thabisani Ndlovu); Negotiating the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border: the pursuit of survival by Mutare's poor, 2000-2008 (Fidelis Duri); Linguistic negotiation of the Zimbabwean crisis (Maxwell Kadenge); 'A Zimbabwean joke is no laughing matter': E-humour and versions of subversion (Jennifer Musangi); Mediating crisis: realigning media policy and deployment of propaganda in Zimbabwe, 2000-2008 (Dumisani Moyo); Subterranean faultlines: representations of Robert Mugabe in South African press cartoons (Grace A. Musila and Dumisani Moyo); The 'sellout logic' in the formation of Zimbabwean nationalist politics, 1961-1964 (Timothy Scarnecchia); Zimbabwe's democracy of diminished expectations (David B. Moore and Brian Raftopoulos). Postscript: Imagining a different Zimbabwe (Levi Kabwato). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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