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Introduction

  • David Kenrick
Chapter
Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

Abstract

Kenrick sets out the key arguments of the manuscript, starting with a history of white settlement in Rhodesia, exploring major themes in the history of imperialism, settler colonialism and nationalism. Kenrick skilfully illustrates how these different literatures overlap in the case study of white settler society in Rhodesia in the period of 1964–1979, and what this example can tell us more broadly about concepts of identity, decolonisation and nation in the febrile environment of late twentieth-century decolonisation. Kenrick also explores the implications of decolonisation in settler societies upon Britain and the resonances that these historical events have in the present day.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Kenrick
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUK

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