Title: Performing power in Zimbabwe : politics, law, and the courts since 2000 / Susanne Verheul, University of Oxford. Description: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Author: Susanne Verheul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
Focusing on political trials in Zimbabwe's Magistrates' Courts between 2000 and 2012, Susanne Verheul explores why the judiciary have remained a central site of contestation in post-independence Zimbabwe. Drawing on rich court observations and in-depth interviews, this book foregrounds law's potential to reproduce or transform social and political power through the narrative, material, and sensory dimensions of courtroom performances. Instead of viewing appeals to law as acts of resistance by marginalised orders for inclusion in dominant modes of rule, Susanne Verheul argues that it was not recognition by but of this formal, rule-bound ordering, and the form of citizenship it stood for, that was at stake in performative legal engagements. In this manner, law was much more than a mere instrument. Law was a site in which competing conceptions of political authority were given expression, and in which people's understandings of themselves as citizens were formed and performed.
Author: Abimbola A. AdelakunPublish On: 2021-10-31
ridicule/entertainment, and building community.11 A number of the studies that have explored the performance of comedy, humor, ... Power and Geopolitics in Zimbabwe”; Kuhlmann, “Zimbabwean Diaspora Politics and the Power of Laughter.
Author: Abimbola A. Adelakun
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
For decades, Pentecostalism has been one of the most powerful socio-cultural and socio-political movements in Africa. The Pentecostal modes of constructing the world by using their performative agencies to embed their rites in social processes have imbued them with immense cultural power to contour the character of their societies. Performing Power in Nigeria explores how Nigerian Pentecostals mark their self-distinction as a people of power within a social milieu that affirmed and contested their desires for being. Their faith, and the various performances that inform it, imbue the social matrix with saliences that also facilitate their identity of power. Using extensive archival material, interviews and fieldwork, Abimbola A. Adelakun questions the histories, desires, knowledge, tools, and innate divergences of this form of identity, and its interactions with the other ideological elements that make up the society. Analysing the important developments in contemporary Nigerian Pentecostalism, she demonstrates how the social environment is being transformed by the Pentecostal performance of their identity as the people of power.
Author: Timothy Lewis ScarnecchiaPublish On: 2021-09-23
... Jonathon L. Earle 139 The Struggle over State Power in Zimbabwe: Law and Politics since 1950, ... Sebastian Elischer 155 Performing Power in Zimbabwe: Politics, Law and the Courts since 2000, Susanne Verheul 156 Revolutionary ...
Author: Timothy Lewis Scarnecchia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Examining the role of racism within international relations bureaucracies during years of diplomacy, before and after Zimbabwe's Independence in 1980, this offers a fresh perspective on how nationalist leaders, especially Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, would use Cold War diplomacy to shape Zimbabwe's decolonization process.
remain true to a democratic and progressive social agenda in the teeth of power. In order to analyze and understand the historical processes and forces that shape new theatrical strategies in 21st-century Zimbabwe, this chapter will ...
Author: Kenechukwu Igweonu
Category: Business & Economics
"Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance" is a collection of regionally focused articles on African theatre and performance. The volume provides a broad exploration of the current state of African theatre and performance and considers the directions they are taking in the 21st Century. It contains sections on current trends in theatre and performance studies, on applied/community theatre and on playwrights. The chapters have evolved out of a working group process, in which papers were submitted to peer-group scrutiny over a period of four years, at four international conferences. The book will be particularly useful as a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in non-western theatre and performance (where this includes African theatre and performance), and would be a very useful resource for theatre scholars and anyone interested in African performance forms and cultures.
Zimbabweans of those generations never tire of emphasizing that they “really knew how to dress!” Keen to offload the costs of production and ... Muchemwa remembered performing at these with August Machona Musarurwa's Cold Storage Band.
Author: Mhoze Chikowero
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In this new history of music in Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero deftly uses African sources to interrogate the copious colonial archive, reading it as a confessional voice along and against the grain to write a complex history of music, colonialism, and African self-liberation. Chikowero's book begins in the 1890s with missionary crusades against African performative cultures and African students being inducted into mission bands, which contextualize the music of segregated urban and mining company dance halls in the 1930s, and he builds genealogies of the Chimurenga music later popularized by guerrilla artists like Dorothy Masuku, Zexie Manatsa, Thomas Mapfumo, and others in the 1970s. Chikowero shows how Africans deployed their music and indigenous knowledge systems to fight for their freedom from British colonial domination and to assert their cultural sovereignty.
... Aidan Russell 146 Power and the Presidency in Kenya: The Jomo Kenyatta Years, Anaïs Angelo 147 East Africa after ... Neajai Pailey 154 Salafism and Political Order in Africa, Sebastian Elischer 155 Performing Power in Zimbabwe: ...
Author: George Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Explores the intersecting politics of Cold War rivalries, African liberation, and socialist state-making in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
“Shaming Men, Performing Power: Female Authority in Zimbabwe and Tanzania on the Eve of Colonial Rule.” In Gendering Ethnicity in African Women's Lives, edited by Jan Bender Shetler, 265–289. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Author: William H. Worger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Covers the history of the entire African continent, from prehistory to the present day A Companion to African History embraces the diverse regions, subject matter, and disciplines of the African continent, while also providing chronological and geographical coverage of basic historical developments. Two dozen essays by leading international scholars explore the challenges facing this relatively new field of historical enquiry and present the dynamic ways in which historians and scholars from other fields such as archaeology, anthropology, political science, and economics are forging new directions in thinking and research. Comprised of six parts, the book begins with thematic approaches to African history—exploring the environment, gender and family, medical practices, and more. Section two covers Africa’s early history and its pre-colonial past—early human adaptation, the emergence of kingdoms, royal power, and warring states. The third section looks at the era of the slave trade and European expansion. Part four examines the process of conquest—the discovery of diamonds and gold, military and social response, and more. Colonialism is discussed in the sixth section, with chapters on the economy transformed due to the development of agriculture and mining industries. The last section studies the continent from post World War II all the way up to modern times. Aims at capturing the enthusiasms of practicing historians, and encouraging similar passion in a new generation of scholars Emphasizes linkages within Africa as well as between the continent and other parts of the world All chapters include significant historiographical content and suggestions for further reading Written by a global team of writers with unique backgrounds and views Features case studies with illustrative examples In a field traditionally marked by narrow specialisms, A Companion to African History is an ideal book for advanced students, researchers, historians, and scholars looking for a broad yet unique overview of African history as a whole.
affect ordinary Zimbabweans and be in contravention of the EU's humanitarian norms.14 Accordingly, the EU decided to ... performing opposition party in 110 Zimbabwe's Military: Examining its Veto Power in the Transition to Democracy, ...
Author: Rupiya, Martin R.
Publisher: The African Public Policy & Research Institute
Category: Political Science
Political transition and democratisation challenges have been noted in African countries including Angola, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in the African Union (AU) intervening on behalf of citizens, using tried-and-tested mechanisms of imposing a power-sharing agreement to preside over a transitional period, during which there are key changes to the constitution and the political conduct of the incumbency, and partisan institutions are weaned from seeking to perpetuate the status quo. This book focuses on Zimbabwe's military and its perceived veto power in the transition to democratisation from 2008 until 2013. The objective was to analyse, monitor and comment on the unique democratic transformational challenges faced by Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity. One of the book's key findings is that every time partisan forces carry out an operation in the name of a political party, there is a direct correlation in which the same loses its national character. This is the context of the challenge facing Zimbabwean forces when used for partisan gain and why the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in its last communique in Maputo on 15 June 2013, sought to compel a written undertaking from the generals that they would desist from playing a direct role in the politics of the country. The AU had earlier expressed its deep regret when faced with the results of serious human rights abuses that were committed with impunity.
But the dead also seem to be doing battle for the hearts, minds and souls of the living, as the latter often resort ... and power in the quotation above which we can use, certainly not without challenges, to reflect on the Zimbabwean ...
Author: Oliver Nyambi
Category: Literary Criticism
This book explores the unique contributions of various forms of post-2000 life-writings such as the autobiography, epistles, and biographies, to discourses about the nature and socio-politics of what has become known as the Zimbabwean crisis (c. 2000–2009). Much of what has been written about the Zimbabwean crisis – a decade-long period of unprecedented economic collapse and political upheavals in the southern African country – is strictly discipline-specific and therefore limited to unidimensional modes of theorising the crisis’s many and complex dimensions and dynamics. In this context, this book charts a paradigm shift in hermeneutic and epistemological approaches to comprehending the Zimbabwean crisis. Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe centres the experiences and memories of ordinary Zimbabweans in pluralizing modes of seeing and knowing the crisis. The book argues that these life-writings present a rich site for encountering versions of the crisis that relate in counter-discursive ways, to the dominant, state-authored narrative of the nation in crisis. Oliver Nyambi’s analysis contributes new ideas to ongoing debates about how cultural texts reflect on the postcoloniality of both power, and experiences and negotiations of power in the context of crisis. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of African literature, Zimbabwean/African studies, postcolonial literature, life-writing and cultural studies.
What makes the evil of the Gukurahundi Genocide worse is that, on record, more Zimbabweans died in the genocide than in the war ... it was called the 5 287 A CAREER OF MADNESS: PERFORMANCES OF THE WILL TO POWER Performing the Nation.
Now, he works in the fire weapon control workshop, performing the maintenance and repairing different weapons in the F-100 ... I have been involved in various projects including the national energy efficiency audit projectin Zimbabwe.
Author: Shandilya, Smita
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Technology & Engineering
As the demand for efficient energy sources continues to grow, electrical systems are becoming more essential to meet these increased needs. Electrical generation and transmission plans must remain cost-effective, reliable, and flexible for further future expansion. As these systems are being utilized more frequently, it becomes imperative to find ways of optimizing their overall function. Novel Advancements in Electrical Power Planning and Performance is an essential reference source that provides vital research on the specific challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions that are associated with electrical transmission and distribution systems and features emergent methods and research in the systemic and strategic planning of energy usage. Featuring research on topics such as probabilistic modeling, voltage stability, and radial distribution, this book is ideally designed for electrical engineers, practitioners, power plant managers, investors, industry professionals, researchers, academicians, and students seeking coverage on the methods and profitability of electrical expansion planning.
The ordinary person cannot tell whether the power a charismatic preacher possesses is from God or an ATR expert, leaving them vulnerable. The miracles performed in the charismatic churches can also be performed by the traditional ...
Author: Ezra Chitando
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Using the concept of a “religious market”, this volume explores how African Traditional Religions and churches within Prophetic Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe seek to attract and retain members and clients. Chapters provide extensive coverage of two of the leading churches, namely, Emmanuel Makandiwa's United Family International Church (UFIC) and Walter Magaya's Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD). Contributors also explore the strategies adopted by Pentecostalism in general, while others focus on African Traditional Religions. They show that although Prophetic Pentecostalism has gained a significant share of the market in Zimbabwe and in Southern Africa in general, it is not without controversy. In particular, it has been associated with the abuse of women and exploiting members and clients for financial gain. Innovation and Competition in Zimbabwean Pentecostalism is an important contribution to understanding the marketization of religion.
Loyalty and power were practiced, performed, and spoken through manifestations of gender identity by some elite women. ... With the exception of prominent members of the community who agreed to be referenced by name, in Zimbabwe all ...
Author: Jan Bender Shetler
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
The elegists, ancient Rome s most introspective poets, filled their works with vivid, first-person accounts of dreams. Emma Scioli examines these varied and visually striking textual dreamscapes, arguing that the poets exploited dynamics of visual representation to share with readers the intensely personal experience of dreaming. "
Mugabe: Power, plunder and the struggle for Zimbabwe. Public Affairs. ... Unpublished (Hons) Dissertation, University of Zimbabwe. ... In B. Kershaw & H. Nicholson (Eds.), Research methods in theatre and performance (pp. 210–235).
Author: Oliver Nyambi
Category: Political Science
This book investigates how culture is used to reflect on change in Zimbabwe, focusing predominantly on Mnangagwa’s 2017 coup, but also uncovering deeper roots for how renewal and transition are conceived in the country. Since Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017, he has been keen to define his ‘Second Republic’ or ‘New Dispensation’ with a rhetoric of change and a rejection of past political and economic cultures. This multi- and inter-disciplinary volume looks to the (social) media, language/discourse, theatre, images, political speeches, and literary fiction and non-fiction to see how they have reflected on this time of unprecedented upheaval. The book argues that themes of self-renewal stretch right back to the formative years of the ZANU PF, and that despite the longevity of Mugabe’s tenure, the latest transition can be seen as part of a complex and protracted layering of post-colonial social, economic and political changes. Providing an innovative investigation of how political change in Zimbabwe is reflected on in cultural texts and products, this book will be of interest to researchers across African history, literature, politics, culture, and post-colonial studies.
The study shows that air power plays an important role in guerrilla warfare. It is best suited to performing tactical duties such as transporting troops and supplies, tactical deployment, reconnaissance, limited air strikes, ...
Author: Darlington Mutanda
This book evaluates the development of the Rhodesian Air Force during the Second Chimurenga or Bush War (1966–1980). Airpower in irregular conflict is effective at the tactical level because guerrilla warfare is not a purely military conflict. The Rhodesian Air Force was deployed in a war-winning versus a supporting role as a result of the shortage of manpower to deal with insurgency, and almost all units of the Rhodesian Security Forces depended on its tactical effectiveness. Technical challenges faced by the Air Force, combined with the rate of guerrilla infiltration and the misuse of airpower to bomb guerrilla bases in neighboring countries largely negated the success of airpower.
... is ignored or deemed insubstantial by analysts seeking to understand the internal dynamics of nationalism and the maintenance of state power. One notable exception is Thomas Turino's ethnography on musical nationalism in Zimbabwe.
Author: Kelly Askew
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of ngoma (traditional dance), dansi (urban jazz), and taarab (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years. Drawing on over a decade of research, including extensive experience as a taarab and dansi performer, Askew explores the intimate relations among musical practice, political ideology, and economic change. She reveals the processes and agents involved in the creation of Tanzania's national culture, from government elites to local musicians, poets, wedding participants, and traffic police. Throughout, Askew focuses on performance itself—musical and otherwise—as key to understanding both nation-building and interpersonal power dynamics.
I was curious to explore the work of these artists, the space in which they perform, and the reasons why they are largely ... the former colonial power, but which was endorsed and continues to be used by the current Zimbabwe government.
Author: Jan Servaes
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Social Science
At a time when sustainability is on everyone’s lips, this volume is one of the first to offer an overview of sustainability and communication issues – including community mobilization, information technologies, gender and social norms, mass media, interpersonal communication and integrated communication approaches – from a development and social change perspective. Drawing on contemporary theories of communication as well as real-world examples from development projects around the world, the contributors in this collection showcase the increasing richness and versatility of communication research and practice. Together, they make a case for adopting a more comprehensive perspective on communication in the areas of development and social change.
Rather, power flows in multiple directions. We view subordinate classes in Zimbabwe as having played a prominent part in the construction of the country's cultural identity in the theatre as much as the dominant classes within an ...
Publisher: Springer Nature
The voices that are represented in this collection come from various parts of the world and express the views of practitioners and scholars who have all had first-hand experience working in Zimbabwean theatre from the last days of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. The collection views the long continuum of developments in local theatre history as a case of the intrusive hegemonies that came with colonial Rhodesia as a conquest society, and localised identities in the form of the persistence of indigenous and syncretic popular forms. With time, all these came together to constitute the makings of a contested post-colony in contemporary theatre practice in Zimbabwe. The primary interest of scholars who are represented here is located at the intersection of political, cultural and performative discourses and the flow of Zimbabwean history. The focus, moreover, is not only on the history of performance cultures in postcolonial Zimbabwe - it extends its critical gaze to include the history of political ideas that gave rise to cultural contestation in the field of theatre and performance.