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The Souls of White Folk: White settlers in Kenya, 1900s-20s

Brett L. Shadle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095344
eISBN:
9781781708910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095344.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Kenya’s white settlers have long captivated observers. They are alternately celebrated and condemned, painted as romantic pioneers or hedonistic bed-hoppers or crude racists. If we wish to better ... More


Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Jeff Porter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Lost Sound is a book about a literary tradition that, while rarely studied, was a vital part of broadcast radio during the mid-1930s through the 1940s and beyond. From Archibald MacLeish to Glenn ... More


Bronze Age: Technology, Trade, and Increasing Social Complexity

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

in Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 5 examines one of Sha Po’s most fascinating and important periods of cultural development, the Bronze Age, a period during which the local community was making wider and more specialised use ... More


Pledge, Turn, Prestige: Worldliness and Sanctity in Edward Said and Emmanuel Levinas

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 1 begins the argument in earnest by considering two orders of proximity: the status of the literary artwork in relation to sacred text or Holy Scripture, and the task of criticism as espoused ... More


Introduction: The souls of white folk

Brett L. Shadle

in The Souls of White Folk: White settlers in Kenya, 1900s-20s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095344
eISBN:
9781781708910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095344.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

I lay out the basic argument and the theoretical bases of the book. In order to appreciate the nature of settler colonialism in Kenya – and its impact on the state and on Africans – I argue that we ... More


Prestige, whiteness, and the state

Brett L. Shadle

in The Souls of White Folk: White settlers in Kenya, 1900s-20s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095344
eISBN:
9781781708910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095344.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Settlers instead invested enormous faith and energy in what they called prestige, a kind of protective barrier surrounding them. This, whites believed, permitted them to travel, work, and live in ... More


Envisioning imperial authority: power, ritual and knowledge

Christopher Prior

in Exporting empire: Africa, colonial officials and the construction of the British imperial state, c.1900−39

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083686
eISBN:
9781781704998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083686.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter assesses the changing bedrock upon which officials' sense of confidence in their ability to govern African societies rested. A desire for knowledge was not an inherent product of the ... More


Introduction

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Despite its importance, the story of radio’s literary impact has long gone untold. This chapter describes the enormous impact radio had on the cultural lives of Americans throughout the 1930s and ... More


Prestige Radio: The Columbia Workshop and the Poetics of Sound

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Although wireless storytelling was still in its early stages, it didn’t take long for radio to mature. Vital to the literary turn in radio, as chapter two shows, was the prestige movement launched by ... More


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