Reclaiming Zimbabwe: The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation

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Overview

Zimbabwe's promise of liberation, democracy, majority rule and renewal has been shattered by executive lawlessness, state-sponsored violence and the military intervention in the DRC. Despite the wretched conditions of millions of Zimbabweans, with thousands dying from the HIV-Aids pandemic, Zimbabwe's rulers have been preoccupied with enriching themselves. This book provides a critical analysis of Zimbabwe beyond the old conceptions of politics. Horace Campbell looks at Zimbabwe's problems today, including the recent state and ruling party violence against citizens, as manifestations of the patriarchal model of liberation. In his exploration and analysis of Zimbabwe's experiences, from the transition to independence, to the crisis ravaging the country today, Campbell reflects on the ideas and practices of the Rhodesian state to demonstrate how the liberation leaders integrated themselves into the old state machinery. Campbell argues that the politics of masculinity and patriarchy are exhausted models of liberation and suggests new models of emancipation based on truth, reconstruction and a break with Eurocentric conceptions of peace, democracy and development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592210923
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Zimbabwe in the context of the patriarchal state 1
Section 1 The Euphoria of Liberation and Independence 21
Chapter 2 Reflections on Zimbabwe and the transition to independence in 1980 22
Chapter 3 The night the British flag was lowered in Rhodesia 35
Chapter 4 The integration of the armed forces in Zimbabwe 40
Section 2 Consolidating Independence? 57
Chapter 5 Religion and education in Africa 58
Chapter 6 The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security 64
Section 3 Executive Lawlessness and the Politics of Intolerance 75
Chapter 7 Executive lawlessness and the land question in Zimbabwe 76
Part I The land question in perspective 77
Part II Land, the European ideation system and concepts of land tenure in Zimbabwe 84
Part III Enclave economy and subsidies for the settler class 95
Part IV Independent Zimbabwe and the drive for the creation of African capitalist farmers 121
Part V Fast track and land invasions or executive lawlessness and the crisis of masculinity-dodaism 131
Chapter 8 Homophobia in Zimbabwe or the politics of intolerance 155
Section 4 War as Peace: The Zimbabwean Army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 183
Chapter 9 War as peace: Zimbabwean armed forces in the DRC 184
Chapter 10 The deployment of the armed forces of Zimbabwe in the DRC 198
Chapter 11 The Siege of Ikela 217
Chapter 12 Soldiers in business: Zimbabwean capitalists in the DRC 230
Chapter 13 The battles at Pweto and the defeat of the Zimbabwean army in the Congo 247
Chapter 14 The limits of military intervention in guaranteeing peace and security: Lessons from the war in the Congo 261
Section 5 The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation 267
Chapter 15 The exhaustion of the patriarchal Model of liberation: Lessons from Zimbabwe 268
Chapter 16 Reclaiming peace and democracy in the politics of emancipation in Zimbabwe 299
Notes 313
Bibliography 333
Index 343
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