The Political Imaginaries and Social Lives of Political Prisoners in Post-2000 Zimbabwe

  title={The Political Imaginaries and Social Lives of Political Prisoners in Post-2000 Zimbabwe},
  author={J. Alexander},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={483 - 503}
  • J. Alexander
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
This article situates the experiences of political prisoners in post-2000 Zimbabwe in a historical sequence of imprisonment. It uses prisoners' narratives to examine the shifting political ideas and social and material practices that shaped opposition politics. I explore the centrality of ideas about the rule of law, the practices and beliefs through which social and political connection and community were built within and beyond the prison walls, and the terrible and often enduring costs of… Expand
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