Susie Protschky's Photography, Modernity and the Governed in Late-colonial PDF

By Susie Protschky

ISBN-10: 9089646620

ISBN-13: 9789089646620

The essays during this quantity study, from a ancient point of view, how contested notions of modernity, civilization, and being ruled have been anticipated via images in early twentieth-century Indonesia, a interval whilst the Dutch colonial regime used to be enforcing a liberal reform software often called the moral coverage. The participants display how the digicam evoked varied, frequently contradictory modes of envisioning an ethically ruled colony, one during which the very suggestions of modernity and civilization have been topic to dispute.

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38  Susie Protschk y Groeneveld, Anneke. ” In Toekang Potret: 100 Years of Photography in the Dutch Indies 18391939, 16-20. Amsterdam and Rotterdam: Fragment Uitgeverij/Museum voor Volkenkunde, 1989. Groeneveld, Anneke, and Steve Wachlin. ” In Toekang Potret: 100 Years of Photography in the Dutch Indies 1839-1939, 49-120. Amsterdam and Rotterdam: Fragment Uitgeverij/Museum voor Volkenkunde, 1989. , and Gary D. Sampson. ” In Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)ing Race and Place, edited by Eleanor M.

5 Ardesch was president of Batavia’s Court of Justice and later of Semarang’s. The Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij was founded by royal decree in 1824 in the Netherlands as a private company to f inance trade and shipping with the colony. Ardesch’s call for the abolition of slavery referred to slave-owning by Indonesians. The Netherlands Indies government banned Europeans from owning and trading in slaves in 1819 and Indonesians from ownership in 1861. See Ulba Bosma and Remco Raben, Being “Dutch” in the Indies: A History of Creolisation and Empire, 1500-1920 (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008), 199-200, on the “May troubles of 1848” in Batavia.

But they were not receptive to her compatriots, whose goals were autonomy or complete indepen­dence. The future, as ethici of all strands saw it, was a long period of colonial oversight and guided development, culminating in transformation of the colony into an independent province within a greater Kingdom of the Netherlands. Jeroen Touwen points out that the nationalist movement emerged in the very period when the Ethical Policy guided colonial administration. 15 However, ethically guided officials did not consult with nationalists in designing schemes for raising indigenous welfare or for accelerating promotion of Western-educated Indonesians into the senior ranks of the colony’s administrative services.

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