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Title:Explorations in African history: reading Patrick Harries
Editors:Harries, PatrickISNI
Arlt, VeitISNI
Bishop, Stephanie
Schmid, Pascal
City of publisher:Basel
Publisher:Basler Afrika Bibliographien
ISBN:3905758628; 9783905758627
Geographic terms:Switzerland
Southern Africa
South Africa
Subjects:African studies
colonial history
missionary history
About person:Patrick Allan Lifford Harries (1950-2016)ISNI
Abstract:This edited volume contains a series of essays which explore the growth of African history as a discipline at the University of Basel since 2001; with a specific focus on Patrick Harries' intellectual biography, teaching and work at the Department of History and the Centre for African Studies Basel. Contributions: Preface (V. Arlt, S. Bishop, P. Schmid); The making of a transnational historian: Patrick Harries in Lausanne (E. Morier-Genoud); From Swiss imperialism to postcolonial Switzerland (P. Schmid); Hildagonda Duckitt's (and Patrick Harries') contribution to Namibian history (D. Henrichsen); Cultural reproduction and memory: past, present and future (R. Kesselring); Photography and the demise of anthropology (J. Schneider); Staying for gold or joining the rebellion? South West African migrant workers on the Rand during the war and genocide, 1904-1905 (G. Dobler); From mining pit to missionary bungalow: trading spaces in the writing of Patrick Harries (C. Mark-Thiesen); Of wives, slaves and commerce, or: the price of things (U. Sill); Notes on the Basel Mission's production of knowledge in the Kannada language in nineteenth century South India (P. Jenkins); Of birds and (wo)men (T. Hammel); German natural history collectors and the appropriation of human skulls and skeletons in early nineteenth century Southern Africa: towards a discursive analysis of collecting (P. Grogan); Who cut down Margaret Thatcher's tree? (M. E. Boehi); 'Reluctant bonds': on the role of narrative in post-apartheid South Africa (F. Redi); South African jazz: the Basel connection (V. Arlt); The game plan for a successful career (S. Bishop). [ASC Leiden abstract]