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White and African: the dilemma of identity

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dc.contributor.advisor Dreyer, J. S.
dc.contributor.advisor Roux, J. P. (Johannes Petrus) Hess, Shena Bridgid 2009-08-25T10:44:58Z 2009-08-25T10:44:58Z 2002-11 2009-08-25T10:44:58Z
dc.identifier.citation Hess, Shena Bridgid (2002) White and African: the dilemma of identity, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study looks at the construction of white identity within postcolonial conflict in Zimbabwe. Is it possible to be white and African? And how will the white African look when his identity as 'privileged' is stripped from his/her? This study also challenges the church to respond to the endemic violence by finding ways of bringing hope and healing. The role that trauma plays in our ongoing narratives is explored along with ways to exit these cycles without re-traumatizing large sectors of the community who are considered 'outsiders'. It ends with questioning the usefulness of 'white' and 'race', except as a political construction that benefits those in power to be able to tap into past historic pain and injustice.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 97 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject White identity en
dc.subject Postcolonial conflict en
dc.subject Zimbabwe en
dc.subject Endemic violence en
dc.subject Healing en
dc.subject Trauma en
dc.subject Race en
dc.subject Church en
dc.subject Land en
dc.subject.ddc 305.8034096891
dc.subject.lcsh Whites -- Race identity -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Whites -- Relocation -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabwean farmers -- Psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Land reform -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Narrative therapy -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980- en
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabwe -- Race relations en
dc.subject.lcsh Postcolonialism -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Patoral care -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Contextual therapy -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Church work with families -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Church work with minorities -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Church work with victims of crimes -- Zimbabwe en
dc.title White and African: the dilemma of identity en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en M. Th. (Practical Theology (Pastoral Therapy))

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