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Title:Pursuing whiteness in the colonies: private memories from the Congo Free State and German East Africa (1884-1914)
Author:Natermann, Diana Miryong
Year:2018
Pages:269
Language:English
Series:Historische Belgienforschung; 3
City of publisher:Münster
Publisher:Waxmann
ISBN:9783830936909; 3830936907
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
East Africa
German East Africa
Subjects:imperialism
race relations
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Abstract:The author presents how colonisers constructed their whiteness in relation to the subalterns in everyday situations connected to friendship, animals, gender and food. White culture was often practiced to maintain the idea of European supremacy, for example by upholding white dining cultures. The welcoming notion of 'breaking bread' was replaced by a dining culture that reinforced white identity and segregated white from non-white people.
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