Pursuing Whiteness in the Colonies - Private Memories from the Congo Freestate and German East Africa (1884-1914)

von: Diana Miryong Natermann

Waxmann Verlag GmbH, 2018

ISBN: 9783830986904 , 270 Seiten

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Pursuing Whiteness in the Colonies - Private Memories from the Congo Freestate and German East Africa (1884-1914)


 

Bookcover

1

Imprint

4

Acknowledgements

7

1. Introduction

11

1.1 The Importance and Influence of Cultural Whiteness

19

1.2 Why (these) Egodocuments?

26

1.3 Masculinities, Female Cultural Imperialism, Career Choices,and Food

34

1.4 History from Below, Archives, and Chapter Outlook

42

2. Imperial Latecomers

46

2.1 How to Colonise? From the Berlin Conference to Central Africa

46

2.2 Implementation of Goals

55

2.3 Status Quo at the Outbreak of World War I

62

2.4 Conclusion

68

3. Friendship

71

3.1 Limits to Befriending

73

3.2 Different Shades of Friendship

84

3.3 Befriending the ‘White’ Dog

98

3.4 Conclusion

106

4. Masculine Africa

109

4.1 Mono-Gender Central Africa

111

4.2 How Colonising Was a Matter of Honour, Loyalty, and Civilising

125

4.3 Pain? What Pain? Manly Illnesses

137

4.4 Conclusion

147

5. The white Bibi

150

5.1 Single Ladies

152

5.2 The Colonial Wife

161

5.3 New Woman vs Old Woman

173

5.4 Conclusion

180

6. Edible Identity

183

6.1 Sub-Saharan Foods

187

6.2 Proud European Dining Culture vs. Natural African Cuisine

196

6.3 Eating as if at Home

206

6.4 Conclusion

215

7. Conclusion

217

8. List of Colonial Actors

231

8.1 Belgian Colonials

231

8.2 German Colonials

235

8.3 Swedish Colonials

238

Map

240

Appendix

241

List of Abbreviations

249

List of Archives

250

Bibliography

251

Abstract

269