This study of the town of Beitbridge on the Zimbabwe/South African border shows how neoliberalism, prevaricated by HIV/AIDS, has brought about far-reaching social change in the country, and unprecedented levels of poverty and social precariousness. It argues that these circumstances have led to insecurities in identity and ‘insider-outsider’ sociological configurations, and to identity politics assuming a role in the desperate and unprecedented struggles over access to resources.
This overarching economic and sociological study of to the Zimbabwean situation in the wider context of global capitalism offers refreshing contextual analysis, challenging the more common approaches to the crisis from perspectives of human rights, racial identities and local political conflicts.
ISBN : 2-86978-152-0
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