Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture

Aims and Scope

The aim of the Journal of Namibian Studies - History Politics Culture (ISSN print 1863-5954; ISSN online 2197-5523) is to make available to an academic audience around the world scholarly work and original research of high standards in English. The journal is inter- and transdisciplinary and covers the humanities and the social sciences. As such it seeks to serve as an interface between local and international Namibianist scholars. The main objective is to ensure that debate on Namibia-related issues, for which there is generally no adequate forum, is accessible both within Namibia and internationally. Articles submitted for publication will be thoroughly and anonymously peer-reviewed. There are two issues per year, each containing four or five articles and substantial book reviews.

About JNS

   * JNS is the only academic journal devoted exclusively to Namibian Studies.
   * Editorial policy encourages an inter- and transdisciplinary approach.
   * JNS is held by libraries around the world. Articles published in JNS come to the attention of international scholars.
   * There are no deadlines for the submission of articles. Papers submitted to be considered for publication are welcome at all times.
   * It is part of our policy to keep the time span for the editorial process as short as possible.
   * Material submitted for publication will only be accepted in English.
   * The journal operates in an anonymous peer-review mode.
   * Final acceptance of submitted articles will be decided following consideration of the reviewers’ feedback and rests solely with the editors.
   * Submissions of articles can be made any time by e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word Format to:



Current Issue

Vol 13 (2013)

Table of Contents

Constraints on the development of liberal ideas and practices in colonial Namibia
Christo Botha 7-31
Batswana dikgosi (chiefs) and the incorporation of South West Africa into the Union of South Africa, 1946: What business did they have in the issue?
Brian T. Mokopakgosi 55-77
Township tourism and the political spaces of Katutura
Laura Connoy; Suzan Ilcan 33-54
Vicious vets and lazy locals: Experimentation, politics and CBPP in north-west Namibia, 1925 – 1980
Steven Van Wolputte 79-100
Review: Dirk Göttsche, Remembering Africa. The Rediscovery of Colonialism in Contemporary German Literature, Rochester, NY, Camden House, 2013.
Bruno Arich-Gerz 101-103
Review: Peter Curson, Border Conflicts in a German African Colony. Jakob Morengo and the Untold Tragedy of Edward Presgrave, Arena Books 2012
Matthias Häußler 105-107
Review: Emmanuel Ike Udogu, Liberating Namibia: The Long Diplomatic Struggle Between the United Nations and South Africa, Jefferson, Mcfarland, 2012.
Chris Saunders 109-110