Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present

dc.contributor.advisorSaunders, Chrisen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKangumu, Bennetten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-06T11:36:15Z
dc.date.available2014-10-06T11:36:15Z
dc.date.issued2008en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the hypothesis that Caprivi identities exist; and that they have always been contested. These identities defined as a sense of not belonging to greater South West Africa exist in two forms: i) as a spatial or geographical entity usually divided into East and West in history for administrative purposes; and, ii) as a people, such as Subia, Mafwe, Mayeyi, Mbukushu, Barakwena, Totela, Mbalangwe, and Lozi, collectively referred to as ‘Caprivians’. Through utilizing primary sources such as oral interviews and archival material as well as secondary sources, the study endeavored to establish how Caprivi identities were constructed; what the nature of its contestations are; and how ‘Caprivians’ responded to its construction. It was established that Caprivi identities were the result of administrative neglect in state formation that constructed isolation on the basis of difference – that ‘Caprivians’ are different from other groups in South West Africa, and that Caprivi was geographically remote from Windhoek and hence difficult to administer as part of South West Africa. Resultantly, only a primitive form of indirect rule existed in the area for most part of its colonial history resulting in constant change of colonial masters. Though it was pushed more to neighboring territories administratively, it was not made an integral part of such territories but made to stand separate as a geographical entity.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationKangumu, B. (2008). <i>Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8176en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationKangumu, Bennett. <i>"Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8176en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationKangumu, B. 2008. Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kangumu, Bennett AB - This study investigated the hypothesis that Caprivi identities exist; and that they have always been contested. These identities defined as a sense of not belonging to greater South West Africa exist in two forms: i) as a spatial or geographical entity usually divided into East and West in history for administrative purposes; and, ii) as a people, such as Subia, Mafwe, Mayeyi, Mbukushu, Barakwena, Totela, Mbalangwe, and Lozi, collectively referred to as ‘Caprivians’. Through utilizing primary sources such as oral interviews and archival material as well as secondary sources, the study endeavored to establish how Caprivi identities were constructed; what the nature of its contestations are; and how ‘Caprivians’ responded to its construction. It was established that Caprivi identities were the result of administrative neglect in state formation that constructed isolation on the basis of difference – that ‘Caprivians’ are different from other groups in South West Africa, and that Caprivi was geographically remote from Windhoek and hence difficult to administer as part of South West Africa. Resultantly, only a primitive form of indirect rule existed in the area for most part of its colonial history resulting in constant change of colonial masters. Though it was pushed more to neighboring territories administratively, it was not made an integral part of such territories but made to stand separate as a geographical entity. DA - 2008 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2008 T1 - Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present TI - Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8176 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/8176
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationKangumu B. Contestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the present. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2008 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8176en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Historical Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherHistorical Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleContestations over Caprivi identities : from pre colonial times to the presenten_ZA
dc.typeDoctoral Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
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