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Title:Survival and Accumulation in Gutu: Class Formation and the Rise of the State in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1900-1939
Authors:Davis, Benjamin
Dopcke, Wolfgang
Year:1987
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Volume:14
Issue:1
Period:October
Pages:64-98
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:rebellions
economic history
1930-1939
colonialism
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/2636697
Abstract:A series of upheavals rocked Gutu District (Southern Rhodesia) in the 1930s. This paper examines the processes which gave rise to these events, by developing two themes. The first is that of class formation. The authors describe how emerging socioeconomic groups within both African and European societies in Gutu created and elaborated new institutions in their struggle to accumulate and, often, to survive. The second theme is the constitution of the State as a pervasive force in the everyday lives of Africans and whites. The first two sections discuss the economic and social organization of the African Reserves in Gutu, and the effects of the depression on this organization. The third section deals with the Dutch Reformed Mission, while the fourth focuses on the European community. In the fifth section the authors take up the evolution of the State and its response to the complex events in Gutu. Notes, ref.
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