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'Hooligans, spivs and loafers'? : the politics of vagrancy in 1960s southern Rhodesia

Abstract:

In 1960, amidst the most violent period of protest since conquest, the Southern Rhodesian government implemented a new Vagrancy Act alongside a range of repressive legislation. The Act's origins lay in a particular analysis of the social origins of unrest. It was unprecedented in promising not to exclude and criminalise ‘vagrants’ but to rehabilitate them as productive urban citizens. By presenting the Act as reformist and progressive, the government sought legitimacy for its actions. In fact...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0021853712000680

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of African History Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
3
Pages:
345-366
Publication date:
2012
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-5138
ISSN:
0021-8537
URN:
uuid:82aea160-8bfa-4efa-a89a-4c5b72ba1f3d
Source identifiers:
1441
Local pid:
daisy:1441

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