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Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback) Loot Price: R363
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Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback): Andrew M.C. Hartnack

Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback)

Andrew M.C. Hartnack

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There is a growing body of work on white farmers in Zimbabwe. Yet the role played by white women - so-called `farmers' wives' - on commercial farms has been almost completely ignored, if not forgotten. For all the public role and overt power ascribed to white male farmers, their wives played an equally important, although often more subtle, role in power and labour relations on white commercial farms. This `soft power' took the form of maternalistic welfare initiatives such as clinics, schools, orphan programmes and women's clubs, most overseen by a `farmer's wife'. Before and after Zimbabwe's 1980 independence these played an important role in attracting and keeping farm labourers, and governing their behaviour. After independence they also became crucial to the way white farmers justified their continued ownership of most of Zimbabwe's prime farmland. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role that farm welfare initiatives played in Zimbabwe's agrarian history. Having assessed what implications such endeavours had for the position and well-being of farmworkers before the onset of `fast-track' land reform in the year 2000, Hartnack examines in vivid ethnographic detail the impact that the farm seizures had on the lives of farmworkers and the welfare programmes which had previously attempted to improve their lot.

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Imprint: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: August 2016
Authors: Andrew M.C. Hartnack
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-325-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Welfare & benefit systems
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
LSN: 1-86914-325-6
Barcode: 9781869143251

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