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Celebrating power in everyday life: the administration of law and the public sphere in colonial Tanzania, 1890-1914

Abstract:

The paper examines the way in which power was routinely exercised in colonial German East Africa in everyday life. In order to achieve domination rather than ruling just by brute force, the German administration set up district councils called Schauri, in which members of the local African élite were invited to act as advisors to the District Officer. The highly formalized meetings of the council were held in public at least once a week. The district officer had the final say in all matters. ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/1369681022014616 4

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Institution:
Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of African Cultural Studies Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-103
Publication date:
2002-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-9346
ISSN:
1369-6815
URN:
uuid:fa6c8637-8146-44dc-afba-a1b4f9a96498
Local pid:
ora:4283

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