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dc.contributor.advisorPhimister, I. R.
dc.contributor.advisorStevenson, A.
dc.contributor.advisorHoldridge, C.
dc.contributor.authorBishi, George
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-28T10:44:34Z
dc.date.available2019-11-28T10:44:34Z
dc.date.issued2018-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/10340
dc.description.abstractEnglish: This thesis explores the historical significance of kith and kin ties between white Rhodesia’s settlers and Britain from 1939 to 1980. It traces the extent to which kinship connections influenced the relations between white Rhodesian settlers and Britain from the Second World War up to the collapse of colonial rule in 1980. It uses kith and kin as a prism through which to understand the social and cultural connections between white Rhodesians and Britain, as well as the many ways in which these ties influenced the decolonisation of white Rhodesia. The thesis argues that kith and kin relations between white Rhodesians and Britain operated at both the familial and political level between 1939 and 1980. In addition, it demonstrates that these feelings and sentiments fluctuated throughout the period under the study. These connections reflected in the way Britain handled the Rhodesian problem in the 1960s and 1970s. Furthermore, the thesis traces how ideas of imperial loyalism, patriotism, allegiance, whiteness and Britishness played out within Rhodesian settler society. It demonstrates that these ideas wavered depending on the political circumstances and context. Broadly, this thesis engages with literature on Rhodesian settler colonialism and decolonisation in the British Empire. It contributes to scholarship about settler colonialism and decolonisation considering the significance of social and cultural ties for understanding relations between whites in the settler colonies and Britain in the twentieth century. The thesis engages with the historiography on the formation of British identities in the British Empire in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Hierdie tesis ondersoek die geskiedkundige betekenis van familie en kennisse as verbintenisse tussen wit Rhodesiese setlaars en Brittanje van 1939 tot 1980. Dit ondersoek die mate waartoe verwantskappe die verhouding tussen wit Rhodesiese setlaars en Brittanje tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog tot die ineenstoring van koloniale heerskappy in 1980 beïnvloed het. Familie en kennisse word as `n prisma gebruik waardeur die sosiale en kulturele konneksies tussen wit Rhodesiërs en Brittanje verstaan word, asook die verskeie wyses waarop hierdie bande die dekolonisering van wit Rhodesia beïnvloed het. Hierdie tesis argumenteer dat familie en kennisse verhoudings tussen wit Rhodesiërs en Brittanje op beide die familiële en politieke vlakke tussen 1939 en 1980 geopereer het. Daarby word gedemonstreer dat hierdie gevoelens en sentimente gewissel het gedurende die periode van hierdie studie. Hierdie konneksies reflekteer in die wyse waarop Brittanje die Rhodesiese probleem in die 1960s en 1970s hanteer het. Verder ondersoek hierdie tesis hoe idees van imperiale lojaliteit, patriotisme, getrouheid, witheid, en Britsheid uitgespeel het binne Rhodesiese setlaar samelewing. Dit demonstreer dat hierdie idees gewankel het afhangende van die politieke omstandighede en konteks. Breedweg besig hierdie tesis homself met literatuur oor Rhodesiese setlaar kolonialisme en dekolonisering in die Britse Ryk. Dit lewer `n bydra tot die literatuur oor setlaar kolonialisme en dekolonisering in ag genome die betekenis van sosiale en kulturele bande om die verhouding tussen wit mense in setlaar kolonies en Brittanje in die twintigste eeu te verstaan. Hierdie tesis besig homself met die historiografie oor die formasie van Britse identiteite in die Britse Ryk in die laat neëntiende en twintigste eeu.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectKith and kinen_ZA
dc.subjectSettleren_ZA
dc.subjectBritishnessen_ZA
dc.subjectWhitenessen_ZA
dc.subjectLoyalismen_ZA
dc.subjectDecolonisationen_ZA
dc.subjectRhodesiaen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectThesis (Ph.D. (Centre for Africa Studies))--University of the Free State, 2018en_ZA
dc.titleKith and kin? Rhodesia's white settlers and Britain, 1939-1980en_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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