Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture, And History In The Matopos Hills Of Zimbabwe by Terence O. RangerVoices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture, And History In The Matopos Hills Of Zimbabwe by Terence O. Ranger

Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture, And History In The Matopos Hills Of Zimbabwe

byTerence O. Ranger, Terence O Ranger

Paperback | April 22, 1999

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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.

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Title:Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture, And History In The Matopos Hills Of ZimbabweFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.05 inPublished:April 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:025321288X

ISBN - 13:9780253212887

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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
Bibliography

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The Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe has been a home to humans for more than 40,000 years. It has also been home to political and armed conflict for more than a century. In Voices from the Rocks, Terence Ranger examines the fighting between the Shona, Ndebele and Europeans and the relationships between men and women to the land, their culture, concepts of ethnicity and the ever-present violence.