M. R. Moyd, Violent intermediaries. African soldiers, conquest, and everyday colonialism in German East Africa (Athens, Ohio 2014) Chapter 2: Making Askari ways of war. Military training and socialisation.

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February 8, 2021 - 8:18am

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In this Chapter Moyd writes about the socialization process that Askari soldiers went through while serving in the military called "Schutztruppe" wich was established by the german colonialists. The text issues day to day activities that were suposed to prepare the soldiers for armed conflicts. It issues how these practices and exercises created a social frame that inter alia communicated how the white colonialists viewed their surroundings. Moyd also mentiones the difficulty of communication and misunderstandings that derive from the language gap between the Askari soldiers and the german officers. 

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M. R. Moyd, Violent intermediaries. African soldiers, conquest, and everyday colonialism in German East Africa (Athens, Ohio 2014) Chapter 2: Making Askari ways of war. Military training and socialisation.

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Anonymous, "M. R. Moyd, Violent intermediaries. African soldiers, conquest, and everyday colonialism in German East Africa (Athens, Ohio 2014) Chapter 2: Making Askari ways of war. Military training and socialisation.", contributed by Jakob Kistenbruegge, Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 10 February 2021, accessed 1 August 2021.