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Exclusion and Inclusion

Gradations of Whiteness and Socio-Economic Engineering in German Southwest Africa, 1884-1914


Robbie Aitken

Contents: Germans in Africa (Namibia) – German colonialism – Development of a settler society – Undesirable, marginal white settlers – Constructions of race and the categorisation of people, constructions and articulations of whiteness – Inter-ethnic relations and colonial law – Hans Grimm, colonial literature and the notion of degeneration (Verkafferung) – Foreign immigration and the normalisation (blackening/whitening) of Afrikaner immigrants.