283pp., maps, illus., paperback , First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016
First published in Zimbabwe.
Andrew Hartnack analyses the role that farm welfare initiatives, mostly overseen by white farmers' wives, played in Zimbabwe's agrarian history, and the impact the farm seizures had on the lives of farmworkers and the welfare programmes which had previously tried to improve conditions for them.
"'Ordered States offers a sophisticated and nuanced portrait of Zimbabwe's contemporary agrarian landscape, providing a valuable contribution to the growing body of work about changes in different social, political, structural and cultural spheres generated in the post-2000 'fast-track' era." Amanda Hammar, MSO Professor in African Studies, University of Copenhagen
Andrew Hartnack is a director at the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in South Africa.