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Between the Book and the Lamp - Interiors of Bureaucracy and the Materiality of Colonial Power

Rizzo, Lorena. (2013) Between the Book and the Lamp - Interiors of Bureaucracy and the Materiality of Colonial Power. African Historical Review, 45 (2). pp. 31-51.

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Abstract

J.W. Breyer, the young South African military administration's first game warden in Namibia, was based at Namutoni on the south-eastern margin of the Etosha pan. Breyer died a lonely death and a meticulous inventory was rendered of Breyer's estate. Viktor Franke, the German commander in south-western Africa, and Cocky Hahn, the second South African commissioner of native affairs stationed at Ondangwa, similarly left a visual record of their intimate surroundings. An itinerary of their material worlds and hence of colonialism in Namibia is here revealed using photographs and other evidence, highlighting some of the complexities of the cultural practices of colonial administration and policing in southern Africa.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Geschichte Afrikas
UniBasel Contributors:Rizzo, Lorena
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:1753-2523
e-ISSN:1753-2531
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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