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In search of survival and dignity : two traditional communities in southern Namibia under South African rule

Author: Reinhart Kössler
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : IKO, Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2006.
Series: Wissenschaftliche Reihe / ISSA, Bd. 31; ISSA wissenschaftliche Reihe, Bd. 31.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhart Kössler
ISBN: 3889398111 9783889398116
OCLC Number: 70249349
Notes: Research report.
Original edition published by Gamsberg Macmillan Publishers (Pty) Ltd., NAM - Windhoek/Namibia in 2005 (ISBN 9991605983).
Description: xvi, 374 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue : traditional communities and the modern state in southern Namibia and beyond : some basic considerations and background --
1. Groups, categories and boundaries --
2. Spatial reorganisation in southern Namibia : the advent and impact of colonialism --
pt. I. From reserve to homeland : South African "native policy" in southern Namibia --
1. Initial steps in "native policy" : the quest for the mandate --
2. The reserves : concepts and lands --
3. The contradictions of reserve institutions --
4. A home or a haven for idlers? : the controversial meaning of the reserves --
5. Reserve finance --
6. Self-defence and self-interpretation : South African reserve policy before the international community and the concept of divided citizenship --
7. Haggling over water, administrative delay : local endeavour vs. centralist control --
8. The ethnic shift : towards the homeland strategy --
9. The Namaland dispensation in action --
pt. II. Preserving the land : the slow tragedy of Berseba --
1. The limits of control : collusion, cooperation and conflict --
2. Trade and the changing weights of control --
3. The extension of administrative control --
4. 1938 : the turning point --
5. Colonial control enhanced --
6. From gebied reserve : the struggle for land and rights --
7. Quest for the captaincy and the renewal of internal conflict --
8. Intracommunal conflict and the Namaland dispensation --
9. Since independence --
pt. III. Revindicatory politics : the Witbooi in southern Namibia after 1915 --
1. The background of revindicatory politics --
2. The Witbooi return to Gibeon --
3. A programme of restitution --
4. Struggling for a place to live : the Witbooi group and the beginnings of reserve policy in Namibia --
5. Communal aspirations and the confines of the reserve --
6. The meaning of the captaincy --
7. Resistance and the issue of local control --
8. "A luta continua" : the continuing tradition of resistance.
Series Title: Wissenschaftliche Reihe / ISSA, Bd. 31; ISSA wissenschaftliche Reihe, Bd. 31.
Responsibility: Reinhart Kössler.

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