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Author Rizzo, Lorena
Title Gender and Colonialism : A History of Kaoko in North-Western Namibia 1870s-1950s
Imprint Basel : Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2012
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Note Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Basel Namibia Studies Series -- Less is more? History and the Kaoko. An introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I - Gender and Conflict -- 1. The expansion & collapse of Oorlam socio-economic hegemony in Kaoko -- 1.1 Compulsory land and stock expropiation in Sesfontein -- 1.2. Southern Kaoko at the outbreak of the war -- 2. Male Business - raiding economies and commercial trade -- 2.1. The socio-economy of Kaoko in the second half of the 19th century -- 2.2. The territorial anchorage of Oorlam rule -- 2.3. Raiding, hunting and long-distance trade -- 2.4. Evaluating Oorlam rule in Kaoko between the 1860s and the 1890s -- 3. Facing the raiding economy -- 3.1. Male mercenaries and collective strategies of survival -- 3.2. Integration and political affiliation within Kaoko -- 3.3. Ambivalences and alternatives in central Kaoko -- 3.4. Migration and flight -- 4. Rinderpest -- 4.1. The Rinderpest and the collapse of Oorlam hegemony -- 4.2. The Establishment of the Northern District -- 4.3. Gender & conflict -- Part II: Gender & Colonial Counter Insurgency -- 1. The expeditions of Major Manning to Kaoko in 1917 and 1919 -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. South African military expedition and early administration in northern Namibia -- 1.3. The reports of Major Manning - narratives of counter insurgency -- 2. Economic differentiation and re-pastoralization in aoko between 1910-1915 -- 2.1. The socio-economy of Kaoko in the early 1910s -- 2.2. Southern Kaoko and entrenchments with the settler economy in the Outjo district -- 3. Immigrations to Kaoko -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Negotiating residence - Kakurukouje, Muhona Katiti and Vita Tom -- 3.3. Increasing violence - raiding and appropriation of resources -- 3.4. Responses by the local communities
4. Colonial administration and the constitution of political leadership -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Indirect rule - building up political counterparts in the region -- 4.3. Separating people -- 4.4. Gender and counterinsurgency -- Part III: Gender & Containment -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Forced removals in southern Kaoko in 1929 -- 2.1. African communities in southern Kaoko in the late 1920s -- 2.2. The removals -- 3. Enforcing reserves -- 3.1. Imposing external borders -- 3.2. Internal borders - containing the 1923 reserves -- 4. The north-western reserves within a Namibian perspective -- 4.1. Pressures on the north-western pastoral economy -- 4.2. Southern Kaoko and the separation of the northern areas from the Police Zone -- 5. Fractured colonial administration - mobility and containment -- 5.1. Controlling the mobility of herds and of people -- 5.2. Trade, dependent work, and participation in the cash economy -- 5.3. Gender and the enforcement of reserves -- Part IV: Gender & Colonial Law -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The elephant shooting case -- 2.1. Reconstructing the case -- 2.2. The murder case -- 3. A place in-between - colonial ambivalence and African friction in Kaoko Otavi -- 3.1. Kaoko Otavi at the beginning of the 20th century -- 3.2. Game and entangled hunting economies -- 4. Colonial narratives - the case records and the problem of indigenous voices -- 4.1. Colonial jurisdiction and the coming of the law -- 4.2. Recorded statements - exploring the legal narrative -- 5. Negotiating gender -- 5.1. Challenges to male authority -- 5.2. Marginalizing female agency -- 5.3. Gender & colonial law -- Part V: Gender & the Technologies of Empire -- 1. The inoculation campaign against lungsickness in Kaoko in 1938 -- 1.1. The narrative of disease eradication -- 1.2. Inoculation, the pastoral economy and the colonial state
2. A broader plan of disease management -- 2.1. Expansion to the northern areas -- 3. Spreading a disease - fissures and failures of the inoculation campaigns -- 3.1. Evaluating the lungsickness campaign of 1938 -- 3.2. Second lungsickness inoculation campaign of 1939 -- 4. Technologies of empire -- 4.1. The constitution of the colonial state in Kaoko -- 4.2. Undermining the pastoral economy -- 4.3. Gender and the technologies of empire -- Part VI: Gender & Visuality. -- Colonial Photography in Kaoko in the first half of the 20th century -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1. Colonial photography in Southern Africa and Namibia -- 1.2. Colonial photography in Kaoko -- 2. Central Kaoko in the late 1940s and early 1950s -- 2.1. Nuancing colonial spatiality and indirect rule in Kaoko -- 2.2. Economic isolation and contested trade -- 3. The photographs of Heinz Roth -- 3.1. Notes on the social biographies of the photographs of Heinz Roth -- 3.2. Visions of gender - nature and natives -- 3.3. The internal gaze - photographs of the expedition -- 4. Gendered visions - oral histories around the Roth photographs -- 4.1. Gender & visuality - using photographs in history -- Epilogue -- List of Figures and Map -- Bibliography -- Unpublished Sources -- Published Sources -- Interviews -- Index -- Back cover
This book deals with colonialism on a Namibian periphery and considers both the German colonial period as well as South African rule in the country. The marginality of the Kaoko region within this colonial topography of power is analysed as a dynamic and fractured feature where power relations and constellations remained highly contested. The dynamics of gender within a regional society constituted of men and women, African and European, receive special attention within frameworks engaging with colonial photography, oral histories and gendered visions
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rizzo, Lorena Gender and Colonialism : A History of Kaoko in North-Western Namibia 1870s-1950s Basel : Basler Afrika Bibliographien,c2012 9783905758276
Subject Women's rights -- Namibia -- Kaokoland.;Kaokoland (Namibia) -- Colonial influence.;Kaokoland (Namibia) -- Politics and government
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