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Whiteness in Zimbabwe : Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging (Hardcover)

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Victims of political persecution since 2000, Zimbabwe''s whites have never overcome the problem of belonging. In North America and Australia, Europeans became the majority and "normal" partially through the genocide of native peoples. Settlers to Zimbabwe, however, only comprised a tiny minority. They monopolized the territory but struggled to assimilate culturally. Rather than integrating with African societies, many adopted a strategy of social escape. In this arresting and powerful study, David McDermott Hughes shows how they became emotionally and artistically invested in the non-human environment surrounding them. He traces how writers, artists, and farmers crafted a white identity focused on ecological conservation and how, emerging from state terror, some are now groping toward a whiteness of uncommon humanity and humility.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230621428
SKU 211970599
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230621422
Release Date 4/13/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0204
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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