Voices from the Rocks

Voices from the Rocks : Nature, Culture & History in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe

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"Terence Ranger's Revolt in Southern Rhodesia 1896-97 opened out decades of important debate about religion and violence in the early colonial encounter. This book is its challenging, much awaited sequel at the very cutting edge of postcolonial studies." -Richard Werbner, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester Occupied by humanity for some 40,000 years, the Matopos Hills in Zimbabwe have become the scene of symbolic, ideological, and armed conflict over the last hundred years. Voices from the Rocks is about landscape, religion, conservation, political symbolism, and war in the Matopos Hills-not simply the geography of the National Park there, which is seen by most visitors as a "wild place." Terence Ranger reinstates culture and history into nature.show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 154.2 x 234.2 x 26.7mm | 527.51g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 16 b&w photos, 6 maps
  • 025321288X
  • 9780253212887
  • 1,679,716

About Terence O. Ranger

Terence Ranger is Emeritus Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Oxford Universityshow more

Table of contents

Introduction I NATURE & CULTURE IN THE MATOPOS Seeing the Matopos: the nineteenth century Appropriating the Matopos: 1897-1946 II THE STRUGGLE FOR THE LAND The promises of Rhodes Asserting identity in the Matopos: chiefship & ethnicity in Wenlock, 1897-1950 Identity & opposition in the national park, 1926-49 The movement to mass nationalism in the Matopos, 1949-65 Tradition and nationalism: regiments, shrines & monuments III VIOLENCE, IDENTITY & ENVIRONMENT War & politics in the Matopos, 1965-87 Seeing the Matopos in the 1990s Bibliographyshow more

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