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Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Marie Muschalek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Slaps in the face, kicks, beatings, and other forms of run-of-the-mill violence were a quotidian part of life in German Southwest Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century. Unearthing this ... More


Introduction: Everyday Violence and the Colonial State

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides a brief background on the power of everyday violence in the settler colony of German Southwest Africa (present-day Namibia) at the beginning of the twentieth ... More


Honor, Status, Masculinity: Violent Identity Formations

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter offers a portrait of the patrolmen who made up the Landespolizei. Juxtaposing African and German life stories, it traces their socioeconomic and cultural upbringings and depicts the ... More


Soldier-Bureaucrats: The Primacy of Proper Bearing

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the hybrid semi-civilian and semi-military institutional setting within which police codes of behavior emerged. On the one hand, police leadership held on tightly to military ... More


Conclusion: Histories of Colonial Violence

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter offers some reflections on the nature of everyday violence in colonial Africa. Coming from multiple cultural groups, the African and German men of the Landespolizei shared a ... More


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