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Britain and the World

Decolonisation, Identity and Nation in Rhodesia, 1964-1979

A Race Against Time

Authors: Kenrick, David William

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  • Focuses on national symbols and national history to explore the origins of contemporary Zimbabwe
  • Takes a comparative approach, examining white Rhodesia in relation to other post-colonial nationalisms in Africa during the 1960s and 1970s
  • Offers new insights into how the white settlers of Rhodesia made sense of decolonisation 
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This book explores concepts of decolonisation, identity, and nation in the white settler society of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) between 1964 and 1979. It considers how white settlers used the past to make claims of authority in the present. It investigates the white Rhodesian state’s attempts to assert its independence from Britain and develop a Rhodesian national identity by changing Rhodesia’s old colonial symbols, and examines how the meaning of these national symbols changed over time. Finally, the book offers insights into the role of race in Rhodesian national identity, showing how portrayals of a ‘timeless’ black population were highly dependent upon circumstance and reflective of white settler anxieties. Using a comparative approach, the book shows parallels between Rhodesia and other settler societies, as well as other post-colonial nation-states and even metropoles, as themes and narratives of decolonisation travelled around the world.

About the authors

David Kenrick is an independent scholar. He received his D.Phil in History from St John’s College, Oxford. He has published work in the Journal for Southern African Studies and regularly reviews books on imperial history, decolonisation and settler colonialism. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32698-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32697-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonisation, Identity and Nation in Rhodesia, 1964-1979
Book Subtitle
A Race Against Time
Authors
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32698-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32698-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32697-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 281
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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