Zimbabwe's New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival
JoAnn McGregor, Ranka Primorac
Berghahn Books, Jun 1, 2010 - Social Science - 268 pages
Zimbabwe’s crisis since 2000 has produced a dramatic global scattering of people. This volume investigates this enforced dispersal, and the processes shaping the emergence of a new "diaspora" of Zimbabweans abroad, focusing on the most important concentrations in South Africa and in Britain. Not only is this the first book on the diasporic connections created through Zimbabwe’s multifaceted crisis, but it also offers an innovative combination of research on the political, economic, cultural and legal dimensions of movement across borders and survival thereafter with a discussion of shifting identities and cultural change. It highlights the ways in which new movements are connected to older flows, and how displacements across physical borders are intimately linked to the reworking of conceptual borders in both sending and receiving states. The book is essential reading for researchers/students in migration, diaspora and postcolonial literary studies.
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I Zimbabwean Diasporic Communities in South Africa
2 Zimbabwean Farmworkers in Limpopo Province South Africa
3 The Politics of Legal Status for Zimbabweans in South Africa
II The Cultural Politics of Survival in Britain
4 Zimbabwean Transnational Diaspora Politics in Britain
5 Diaspora and Dignity
III Diasporic Identities and Transnational Media
8 Debating Zimbabweanness in Diasporic Internet Forums
9 Rhodesians Never Die?
10 Exile and the Internet
11 One Dandelion Seedhead
12 Making New Connections
Notes on Contributors
6 Burial at Home?
7 Negotiating Transnational Families