State writing, subversion and citizenship in Southern Rhodesia’s state of emergency, 1959–1960

@article{Alexander2018StateWS,
  title={State writing, subversion and citizenship in Southern Rhodesia’s state of emergency, 1959–1960},
  author={J. Alexander},
  journal={Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des {\'e}tudes africaines},
  year={2018},
  volume={52},
  pages={289 - 309}
}
  • J. Alexander
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines
ABSTRACT This article takes a moment of political upheaval – Southern Rhodesia’s 1959 State of Emergency – to explore the uses of writing in the remaking of state authority and citizenship. The 1950s had produced a powerful bureaucratic state, a shaky attempt at multi-racial “partnership,” and African aspirations to a citizenship able to encompass equality, rights and self-determination. The Emergency brought the tensions in these modes of government and citizenship to the fore. The article… Expand
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