We wanted change yesterday! The promise and perils of poritikisi: Zimbabwean farm workers, party politics and critical social science
In this article, I examine the entanglement of an emergent political imagination of "democracy" with the forms and meanings of poritikisi, party politics, for a group of farm workers involved in labour and land struggles in Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2003. In so doing, I seek to provide more insight into the on-going political and economic crises in this southern African country, while putting forth an analytic to ethnographically examine the effects of party politics. I also raise questions about the use of politics in critical social science. z.
|Keywords||Critique, Farm workers, Land struggles, Political anthropology, Politics, Zimbabwe|
Rutherford, B. (2009). We wanted change yesterday! The promise and perils of poritikisi: Zimbabwean farm workers, party politics and critical social science. Anthropologica, 51(2), 381–394.