Herero genocide in the twentieth century: politics and memory

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Herero genocide in the twentieth century: politics and memory

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Title: Herero genocide in the twentieth century: politics and memory
Author: Gewald, J.B.
Journal Title: African dynamics
Start Page: 279
End Page: 304
Pages: 26
Publisher: Brill
Issue Date: 2003
Keywords: Namibia
Germany
Herero
Herero revolt
colonialism
genocide
Abstract: Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany pursued an active policy of genocide in German South West Africa, present-day Namibia. This chapter analyses the manner in which, during the course of the twentieth century, numerous people in varying contexts have sought to use the genocide perpetrated upon the Herero to further their own ends. It charts the manner in which a historical event has come to be deployed for varying and, at times, contradictory interests by German social democrats and English imperialists through to anti-Apartheid activists and postcolonial tribalists. It has been used to strengthen arguments that range from colonial policies through to claims that call for ethnic autonomy and compensation. Notes, ref., sum. [Book abstract]
Editor(s): Abbink, G.J.
Bruijn, M.E. de
Walraven, K. van
Uri: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/4845
urn:isbn:9004126244
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/4845
 

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