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Author Muschalek, Marie A., 1978- author.

Title Violence as usual : policing and the colonial state in German Southwest Africa / Marie Muschalek
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 255 pages)
Contents Introduction : everyday violence and the colonial state -- Honor, status, masculinity : violent identity formations -- Soldier-bureaucrats : the primacy of proper bearing -- Of whips, shackles, and guns : tools and technologies of policing -- Police work : daily routines and the art of making do -- Policing work : violent regulation of the labor market -- Conclusion : histories of colonial violence
Summary "This book is a historical anthropology of the daily deeds of African and German men enrolled in the colonial police force called the Landespolizei. Exploring first their sociocultural backgrounds and mindsets, as well as their practical habits, the book then describes how these men came to be the key regulators of normalized, functional violence"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 13, 2019)
Subject German Southwest Africa. Landespolizei -- History.
Germans -- Namibia -- History -- 20th century
Police -- Namibia -- History -- 20th century
Violence -- Namibia -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
Namibia -- Colonization
Namibia -- History -- 1884-1915.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019011860
ISBN 1501742868