Power, identity, and history in central Botswana

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Abstract

This analysis offers an examination of two larger theoretical questions. The first is the question of theorizing local-global relations; the second concerns the value of the concept of resistance. The essay describes the emergence of a new village community at the rural periphery of eastern Botswana. In exploring in great detail the complex struggles that have constituted the local politics in this rural periphery and the engagement of such local struggles with national and transnational forces, I wish to examine the way collective identities, social space, and social relations have shifted in the course of the past decade or more in Botswana.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-350
Number of pages26
JournalIdentities
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Local/global relations
  • Postcolonial societies
  • Resistance and domination
  • Rural Botswana

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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