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By Jean Comaroff

During this subtle research of strength and resistance, Jean Comaroff analyzes the altering situation of the Barolong boo Ratshidi, a humans at the margins of the South African country. Like others at the fringes of the fashionable global approach, the Tshidi fight to build a potential order of symptoms and practices during which they act upon the forces that engulf them. Their dissenting church buildings of Zion have supplied a good medium for reconstructing a feeling of historical past and id, one who protests the phrases of colonial and post-colonial society and tradition.

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1973:60). On the other side of the border in present-day Botswana, a block of land lying between the Bangwaketse and Tshidi chiefdoms had been awarded to the latter by a Land Commission established by the British administration. Known as the uBarolong Farms," it had been surveyed and divided iJilto forty units to be leased to individual members of the chiefdom. under a general title held by the chief. Before his death in 18%, Montshiwa distributed these holdings among his agnates, allies, 36 Chapter Two and clients U.

Now political and religious leader "of the town, he acquired personal authority over a nascent literate elite, later to emerge as an alternative constituency of real power in the chiefdom. Indeed, the opposition between the "traditional" royals and the literate elite was to underlie the most important overt political contlict in the Tshidi chiefdom during the earlier half of the twentieth century. ); specifically, they sought to withdraw from rainmaking and initiation ceremonies, which were crucial to the ideological underpinning of centralized authority.

Reverend Ludorfs initial letters to the mission society from the Tshidi capital show an awareness that he was wanted for "selfish political ends. "9 But the fallacy of trying to distinguish mission interests from political agency was evident in his self-searching correspondence. Thus, in 1852, he interceded with a party of Boers who had settled on the natural water sources near the Molopo,that were urilized by Tshidi in times of drought. By his own account, hewas compelled to do so, for otherwise "our mission, if not lost, at least might suffer greatly.

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