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Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Jon D. Holtzman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

One of the most disturbing spectacles of recent decades has been brutal acts of violence—indeed genocide—between groups who had long lived together in relative peace. In such cases lethal violence is ... More


A Case of Testicles: Manufacturing Consent or an Ethnography of Lies?

Jon D. Holtzman

in Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focusses on widespread violence that erupted between Samburu and their pastoralist Pokot neighbors, who had been ritually bonded as friends and allies since beyond living memory. While ... More


Bad Friends and Good Enemies

Jon D. Holtzman

in Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the triad of Samburu, Pokot and Turkana in their oscillations between peaceful neighbors and deadly adversaries. Specifically, I explore the ironic conundrum that despite ... More


Views on a Massacre: Government and the Making of Order and Disorder

Jon D. Holtzman

in Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Kenyan government, an often-absent player in these conflicts. Easily the strongest local military force, it frequently sits on the sidelines or participates in ways ... More


When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage

Karisa Cloward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190274917
eISBN:
9780190274955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274917.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Many transnational campaigns, and particularly the transnational campaign on violence against women, promote international norms that target the behavior of local nonstate actors, while many of these ... More


FGM and Early Marriage in Kenya

Karisa Cloward

in When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190274917
eISBN:
9780190274955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274917.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter outlines the practice of and campaign against FGM and early marriage in Kenya, among the Maasai and Samburu, and in the three case study communities. It discusses the scope of the two ... More


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