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Crisis! what crisis? : the multiple dimensions of the Zimbabwean crisis / edited by Sarah Chiumbu and Muchapara Musemwa.



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Publication date:
Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2012.
  • Book
  • xxv, 286 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Perspectives of the Zimbabwean crises / Sarah Chiumbu and Muchaparara Musemwa
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Perpetuating colonial legacies: the post-colonial state, water crises and the outbreak of disease in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1980-2009 / Muchaparara Musemwa
  • 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 crises / Maxwell Kadenge --'A Zimbabwean joke is no laughing matter': e-humour and versions of subversion
  • Mediating crisis : realigning media policy and deployment of propaganda in Zimbabwe, 2000-2008
  • Subterranean faultlines : representations of Robert Mugabe in South African press cartoons
  • The 'sellout logic' in the formation of Zimbabwean nationalist politics, 1961-1964
  • Zimbabwe's democracy of diminished expectations.
"Crisis! What Crisis! The Multiple Dimensions of the Zimbabwean Crisis argues that the Zimbabwean crisis is in fact a series of crises. From infrastructural problems and disease to a depreciating currency and an increasing muscular militarism, the citizens of Zimbabwe have faced an ongoing struggle to survive. The book explores the resilience of a people as they navigate the multiple challenges they face in the country of their birth. In an inter-disciplinary approach, the authors of Crisis! What Crisis! engage with issues as diverse as resource politics and livelihoods, migration and disembedment, language, and humour to demonstrate the ingenious ways in which citizens mediate the crisis. Topically, the book explores how social media offers a subversive space that flies in the face of increasing restrictions placed on conventional media within Zimbabwe and the government's aggressive efforts to suppress freedom of speech and spread their nationalist agenda. The book concludes with a sobering reflection on the past and what the future might hold."--Web site
Chiumbu, Sarah.
Musemwa, Muchaparara.

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