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dc.contributor.authorPilossof, Rory
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T12:05:28Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T12:05:28Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationPilossof, R. (2015). Death, denial and dissidents: white commercial farmers' discursive responses to mass violence in Zimbabwe, 1970-1980: special issue. Acta Academica: Silence after violence and the imperative to'speak out', 47(1), 161-181.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3092
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates how white farmers in Zimbabwe reacted to two violent episodes in Zimbabwe’s recent history: the liberation war in the 1970s and the violence of Gukurahundi in the 1980s. The foregrounding of violence against white farmers by white farming representatives and mouthpieces in the 1980s was in direct contrast to the almost complete lack of acknowledgement of ‘terrorist’ casualties during the liberation war, and was a deliberate strategy on behalf of white farmers to recast themselves as an ‘endangered’ species that needed government protection. This article analyses how the discursive strategies of narrative violence changed for white farmers from the 1970s to the 1980s. The changing social and political contexts meant that white farmers had to adapt the tactics employed for narrating and discussing violence, with silencing and selective remembering as key components throughout this troubled period.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectWhite farmersen_ZA
dc.subjectZimbabween_ZA
dc.subjectLiberation waren_ZA
dc.subjectViolenceen_ZA
dc.titleDeath, denial and dissidents: white commercial farmers’ discursive responses to mass violence in Zimbabwe, 1970-1980en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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