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Zulu identities : being Zulu, past and present

Author: Benedict Carton; John Laband; Jabulani Sithole
Publisher: London : Hurst & Co., 2009.
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Examines the legacies of Shaka, the intrigues of Zulu royalty, gender and generational struggles, cultural and symbolic projections, and spirituality. This volume highlights the debates in South  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Shaka, King of the Zulu; Shaka, King of the Zulu
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict Carton; John Laband; Jabulani Sithole
ISBN: 9781850659082 1850659087 9781850659525 1850659524
OCLC Number: 302317550
Notes: "This edition first published in the United Kingdom in 2009 by Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: xxv, 633 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Contents-Frames of Debate-Introduction: Zuluness in the Post- and Neo-worlds -The Empire Talks Back: Re-examining the Legacies of Shaka and - Reflections on the Politics of Being 'Zulu', 1820-1920 Foundations of Zuluness: Iron Ages to Late 1800s - A Brief Archaeology of Precolonial Farming in Kwa Zulu-Natal-Cattle Symbolism in Zulu Culture-Revisiting the Stereotype of Shaka's 'Devastations'-White Myths of Shaka-The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Kingdom-Zulu Nationalist Literary Representations of King Dingane-A Reassessment of Women's Power in the Zulu Kingdom-Enlightenment Theories of Civilisation and Savagery in British Natal: The Colonial Origins of the (Zulu) African Barbarism Myth- Awaken Nkulunkulu, Zulu God of the Old Testament: Pioneering Missionaries During the Early Age of Racial Spectacle-Faithful Anthropologists: Christianity, Ethnography and the Making of 'Zulu Religion' in Early Colonial Natal-'Bloodstained Grandeur': Colonial and Imperial Stereotypes of Zulu Warriors and Zulu Warfare The Roots of Gathering Struggles: Late Nineteenth Century to Middle Twentieth Century-'What Do You Red-Jackets Want in Our Country?': The Zulu Response to the British Invasion of 1879-The Roots of Gathering Struggles: Late Nineteenth Century to Middle Twentieth Century-Imperial Appropriations: Baden-Powell, the Wood Badge, and the Zulu Iziqu-'Happy Are Those Who Are Dead': Crises in African Life in Late-nineteenth-century and Early-twentieth-century Colonial Natal-The American Mission Revivals and Birth of Modern Zulu Evangelism-Zulus, African-Americans and the African Diaspora, 1879-1945-Chiefs, Cattle and 'Betterment': Contesting Zuluness and Segregationin the Reserves-'You Cannot Destroy a Person by Killing Him': Zulu Cosmopolitanismand the Politics of Zulu Cultural Revival-Changing Meanings of the Battle of Ncome and Images of King Dinganein Twentieth-century South Africa-The Sport of Zuluness: Masculinity, Class and Cultural Identity in-Generating Change, Engendering Tradition: Rural Dynamics and the Limits of Zuluness in Colonial Natal-Hybridities Customary Traditions, Healing and Spirituality, and Contentious Politics Customary Traditions, Healing and Spirituality, and Contentious Politics-Royal Precedents and Landscape Midwives: Claiming the Zululand-Credo Mutwa: New-age Zulu-Healing and Harming: Medicine, Madness, Witchcraft and Tradition-Albert Luthuli and Bantustan Politics of Kwa Zulu-Undivided Loyalties: Inkatha and the Boy Scout Movement-Shaka's Aeroplane: The Takeoff and Landing of Inkatha, Modern ZuluNationalism and Royal Politics-The Roots of Violence and Martial Zuluness on the East Rand, 1980-90-Monuments of Division: Apartheid and Post-apartheid Struggles over Zulu Nationalist Heritage Sites-Divisions and Realignments in Post-apartheid Zulu Local and National Politics-Symbolism's of Culture Beauty in the Hard Journey: Defining Trends in Twentieth-century Zulu Art-Ceremonial Beer Pots and their Uses-The Secret of Zulu Bead Language and Proportion and Balance of the Zulu Headrest (Isigqiki)-'Where's it Gone, Freedom? Composing Isicathamiya in Post-apartheid South Africa in the Age of 9/11-Zulu Names-Poetic Masters of Zuluness: The Dhomo-Vilakazi Literary Debate-Cry, The Beloved Country: A Murder in Alan Paton's Country, 1999-Failed Experiment? Challenging Homogenous 'Zululisation' in South Africa's Museums: The Case of Sisonke in Natal-'So that I will be a marriageable girl': Umemulo in Contemporary Zulu Society-Futures of Zuluness Two Bulls in One Kraal: Local Politics, 'Zulu History', and Heritage Tourismin Kosi Bay-Claiming Community: Restitution on the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia-Virginity Testing: A Backward-looking Response to Sexual Regulation in the HIV/AIDS Crisis-Nomkhubulwane: Reinventing a Zulu Goddess-AIDS in Zulu Idiom: Etiological Configurations of Women, Pollution and Modernity-Zulu-speaking Men and Changing Households-A Modern Coming of Age: Zulu Manhood, Domestic Work and the 'Kitchen Suit'-Silence, Death and Memory in the Time of AIDS -The Zulu Warrior Ethic and the Spirit of South African Capitalism-Zulu Identity in the International Context-Index
Responsibility: edited by Benedict Carton, John Laband and Jabulani Sithole.

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