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Violence, Anxieties, and the Making of Interracial Dangers: Colonial Surveillance and Interracial Sexuality in the Belgian Congo

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This chapter analyzes the uneasy mixture of colonial violence and anxiety in the creation of interracial sexual dangers in the Belgian Congo. It chronicles the surveillance of interracial sex (including sexual violence) through ambiguous strategies combining legal measures and policing tools (both in the Congo and at the imperial level), and also the transgression of these measures by various actors.