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Title The political economy of livelihood in contemporary Zimbabwe / edited by Kirk Helliker, Manase Kudzai Chiweshe and Sandra Bhatasara
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 232 pages)
Series Routledge Studies on African Political Economy
Routledge studies on the political economy of Africa.
Contents Cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Notes on contributors; 1 Introduction: theorising the political economy of livelihoods in contemporary Zimbabwe; 2 Livelihood strategies of urban women: emerging evidence from Magaba, Harare; 3 Livelihood strategies in Harare: the case of low-income households in Budiriro; 4 Sex work as a livelihood strategy in the border town of Beitbridge; 5 Migration-based livelihoods in post-2000 Zimbabwe
11 ""Let them starve so that they 'hear' us"": differing perspectives on unresolved land occupations and livelihoods at Mushandike smallholder irrigation scheme, Masvingo District12 ""Other people inherit property, but I inherit people and their problems"": the role of kinship and social capital in providing care and support for the HIV infected and AIDS affected, Chivanhu informal settlement, Masvingo Province; 13 Insecure land tenure and natural resource use in a post-fast track area of Zimbabwe; 14 Fast track land reform programme and women in Goromonzi District; Index
6 Agricultural production systems of small-scale farmers in Hwedza in the context of innovation platforms7 Development NGOs: understanding participatory methods, accountability and effectiveness of World Vision in Umzingwane District; 8 A critical analysis of community participation at the primary level of the health system in Goromonzi District; 9 Climate variability in local scales: narratives and ambivalences from Mutoko District; 10 Livelihoods vulnerability among riverbed farmers in Negande, NyamiNyami District
Summary "After the introduction of the fast track land reform programme in 2000, Zimbabwe has undergone major economic and political shifts and these have had a profound impact on both urban and rural livelihoods. This book provides rich empirical studies that examine a range of multi-faceted and contested livelihoods within the context of systemic crises. Taking a broad political economy approach, the chapters advance a grounded and in-depth understanding of emerging and shifting livelihood processes, strategies and resilience that foregrounds agency at household level. Highlighting an emergent scholarship amongst young black scholars in Zimbabwe, and providing an understanding of how people and communities respond to socio-economic challenges, this book is an important read for scholars of African political economy, Southern African Studies and livelihoods."--Publisher's summary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Fast Track Land Reform Programme (Zimbabwe)
Fast Track Land Reform Programme (Zimbabwe)
Households -- Economic aspects -- Zimbabwe
Income -- Zimbabwe
Land tenure -- Zimbabwe.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General.
Economic history.
Households -- Economic aspects.
Land tenure.
Rural conditions.
Zimbabwe -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Case studies
Zimbabwe -- Rural conditions
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhatasara, Sandra, editor, contributor.
Chiweshe, Manase Kudzai, editor, contributor.
Helliker, Kirk, editor, contributor.
ISBN 1351273213