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Devil's Handwriting Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa

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ISBN-10: 0226772438

ISBN-13: 9780226772431

Edition: 2007

Authors: George Steinmetz

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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: Ethnography and the Colonial State
Three Colonies
Making Sense of Colonial Variations
The Specificity of the Colonial State
Precolonial Mimicry and the Central Role of Native Policy
Toward an Explanation: The Colonial State as Social field
Symbolic and Imaginary Identifications
Resistance, Collaboration, and Infections of Native Policy by Its Addressees
Imperial Germany and the German Empire
South West Africa
"A World Composed Almost Entirely of Contradictions": Southwest Africans in German Eyes, before Colonialism
Precolonial and Protocolonial Imagery of Southwest Africans
The Khoikhoi: The Path to Precolonial Mimicry
The Rehoboth Basters: Pure Intermediacy
The Ovaherero: A Radically Simplified Ethnographic Discourse
Toward Colonialism
From Native Policy to Genocide to Eugenics: German Southwest Africa
Accessing the Inaccessible
The Germans and the Witbooi People
"Rivers of Blood and Rivers of Money": Germans and Ovaherero
Collaboration and the Rule of Difference: The Reheboth Basters under German Rule
Conclusion
Samoa
"A Foreign Race That All Travelers Have Agreed to be the Most Engaging": The Creation of the Samoan Noble savage, by way of Tahiti
The Idea of Polynesian Noble Savagery
Europeans on Polynesia in the Wake of Wallis and Bougainville: The Tahitian Metonym
Polynesia and Tahiti in German Eyes, 1770s-1850
Nineteenth-Century Social Change in Polynesia and the Increasing Attractiveness of Samoa
Nineteenth-Century Samoa: From Lap�rouse to the Germans
The Evolution ofEuropean and German Representations of Samoa
Precolonial Guidelines for a Future Native Policy
"The Spirit of the German Nation at Work in the Antipodes": German Colonialism in Samoa, 1900-1914
Salvage Colonialism
The Sources of Native Policy in Samoa
Class distinction and Class Exaltation
Conclusion: Resistance and the Limits on Colonial Native Policy
China
The Foreign Devil's Handwriting: German Views of China before "Kiautschou"
Europe's Cathay
Sinomania
German Views of China in the Era of Sinomania
The Rise of Sinophobia
German Sinophobia
En Route to Quingdao: Speaking of the Devil
Multivocality in German Representations of China at the End of the Nineteenth Century
Toward "German-China"
Transition
A Pact with the (Foreign) Devil: Qingdao as a Colony
Bumrush the Show: Germans in Colonial Kiaochow, 1897-1905
Shaken, Not Stirred: Segregated Colonial Space and Radical Alterity During the First Phase of German Colonialism in Kiaochow, 1897-1904
German Native Policy in Kiaochow, Compared
Early Native Policy and the Haunting of Sinophobia by Sinophilia
The Seminar for Oriental Languages and German Sinology as a Conduit for Sinophilia
Rapproachment: The Second Phase of German Colonialism in Kiaochow, 1905-14
Explaining the Shift in Native Policy
Conclusion
Conclusion: Colonial Afterlives
A Note on Sources and Procedures
Head Administrators of German Southwest Africa, Samoa, and Kiaochow
Bibliography
Index