Narratives of progress : Zimbabwean historiography and the end of history

Show simple item record Phimister, I.R. (Ian R.) 2017-01-18T05:46:07Z 2017-01-18T05:46:07Z 2012
dc.description.abstract This brief commentary takes its inspiration from the opening address delivered by John Hoffman, and printed in these pages; that is, progress is usefully understood as a contradictory, contested and ambiguous process. But rather than attempt a comprehensive survey of the past 40 or so years of academic analyses of Zimbabwe’s pasts, what follows has as its focus the emergence of ‘patriotic history’ and particularly its nationalist antecedents. These are critically examined. Although not concerned with the generality of recent studies that are neither nationalist nor materialist in orientation, this paper sketches in outline the rise, fall and rise of radical accounts. It ends by suggesting how such analyses might be taken forward. en_ZA
dc.description.department Historical and Heritage Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ian Phimister (2012) Narratives of progress: Zimbabwean historiography and the end of history, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30:1, 27-34, DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2012.639657. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-9001 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9397 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/02589001.2012.639657
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2012 The Institute of Social and Economic Research. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 27-34, 2012. doi : 10.1080/02589001.2012.639657. Journal of Contemporary African Studies is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/cjca20. en_ZA
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_ZA
dc.subject Historiography en_ZA
dc.subject Patriotic history en_ZA
dc.subject Nationalism en_ZA
dc.subject Political economy en_ZA
dc.subject Matabeleland en_ZA
dc.title Narratives of progress : Zimbabwean historiography and the end of history en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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