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Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water and belonging in Southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein

Label
Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water and belonging in Southern Zimbabwe
Title
Remaking Mutirikwi
Title remainder
landscape, water and belonging in Southern Zimbabwe
Statement of responsibility
Joost Fontein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Fontein, Joost
Dewey number
333.3/16891
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1333.Z552
LC item number
M87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Eastern Africa series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic development
  • Natural resources
  • Land use
  • Land reform
  • Land tenure
  • Economic development
  • Land reform
  • Land tenure
  • Land use
  • Natural resources
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Développement économique
  • Gestion des ressources naturelles
  • Cours d'eau
  • Utilisation du sol
  • Réforme agraire
Label
Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water and belonging in Southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remaking Mutirikwi: An Introduction -- PART ONE: Remaking Mutirikwi in the 2000s -- New farmers, old claims -- Graves, ruins & belonging -- Rain, power & sovereignty -- Hippos, fishing & irrigation -- Genealogical geographies -- PART TWO: Damming Mutirikwi, 1940s-1990s -- New white futures, new Rhodesian settlers & large-scale irrigation, 1940s-1950s -- Remaking Victorian landscapes, 1950s-1960s -- War & danger in the wake of the dam, 1970s -- Promised returns & frustrated futures in the wake of war, 1980s-1990s -- Epilogue: Remaking Mutirikwi in the late 2000s and early 2010s
Control code
919695750
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9781847011251
Lccn
2015460370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919695750
Label
Remaking Mutirikwi : landscape, water and belonging in Southern Zimbabwe, Joost Fontein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remaking Mutirikwi: An Introduction -- PART ONE: Remaking Mutirikwi in the 2000s -- New farmers, old claims -- Graves, ruins & belonging -- Rain, power & sovereignty -- Hippos, fishing & irrigation -- Genealogical geographies -- PART TWO: Damming Mutirikwi, 1940s-1990s -- New white futures, new Rhodesian settlers & large-scale irrigation, 1940s-1950s -- Remaking Victorian landscapes, 1950s-1960s -- War & danger in the wake of the dam, 1970s -- Promised returns & frustrated futures in the wake of war, 1980s-1990s -- Epilogue: Remaking Mutirikwi in the late 2000s and early 2010s
Control code
919695750
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9781847011251
Lccn
2015460370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919695750

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