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The Resource Impossible missions? : German economic, military, and humanitarian efforts in Africa, Nina Berman

Impossible missions? : German economic, military, and humanitarian efforts in Africa, Nina Berman

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Impossible missions? : German economic, military, and humanitarian efforts in Africa
Title
Impossible missions?
Title remainder
German economic, military, and humanitarian efforts in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Nina Berman
Title variation
Impossible missions
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study of the German presence in Africa in the modern period exposes forms of cultural domination that derive from a philosophy of progress and "good intentions." The humanitarian belief in development, however, can ultimately lead to the same structural imbalances that an overtly racist model of intervention produces. Berman examines five case studies involving German individuals and their respective "missions" in Africa: Max Eyth in Egypt, Albert Schweitzer in Gabon, Ernst Udet in East Africa, Bodo Kirchhoff in Somalia, and modern-day tourists in Kenya. These engineers, doctors, pilots, soldiers, and tourists believed that their presence and actions would benefit the respective countries and their inhabitants
  • Nevertheless, their interventions created profound problems for Africans." "Nina Berman describes the structures of domination that date back to colonialism but did not disappear with decolonization and are, in fact, integral to today's global economy. She also critiques the avoidance of African material reality in most of the analyses of European images of Africa, which has led to a perpetuation of the old model of Africanism. By highlighting patterns of domination that did not disappear with decolonization, Impossible Missions? disputes previous assumptions about why global inequality has not only persisted but increased."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Berman, Nina
Dewey number
338.91/4306
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV40.8.A35
LC item number
B47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texts and contexts
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  • Humanitarian assistance, German
  • Economic assistance, German
  • Technical assistance, German
Label
Impossible missions? : German economic, military, and humanitarian efforts in Africa, Nina Berman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Prototypes -- 1. The Modernizing Mission: Max Eyth in Egypt -- 2. The Civilizing Mission: Albert Schweitzer in Gabon -- 3. The Globalizing Mission: Ernst Udet in East Africa -- Part Two: Successors -- 4. Humanitarian Interventions: The German Army and Bodo Kirchhoff in Somalia -- 5. Tourism: Repeat Visitors Turned Aid Workers in Kenya
Control code
53099008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780803213340
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003020873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Impossible missions? : German economic, military, and humanitarian efforts in Africa, Nina Berman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Prototypes -- 1. The Modernizing Mission: Max Eyth in Egypt -- 2. The Civilizing Mission: Albert Schweitzer in Gabon -- 3. The Globalizing Mission: Ernst Udet in East Africa -- Part Two: Successors -- 4. Humanitarian Interventions: The German Army and Bodo Kirchhoff in Somalia -- 5. Tourism: Repeat Visitors Turned Aid Workers in Kenya
Control code
53099008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780803213340
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003020873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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