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Luo and Others: Migration, Settlement, Ethnicity

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines and inspects the habits and practices of the Luo people, a people that live at one of the more important frontiers of Africa, at the edge of the Nilotic language family of ... More


Context for Credit: A Setting at the Source of the Nile

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the central context of the study—the setting in equatorial Africa, and the Luo-speaking and other people who live in it. Luo people gain their main livelihood from cultivation ... More


The poet, the missionary, and the sacred spears

Christopher Morton

in The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

Chapter 8 explores Evans-Pritchard’s Kenyan Luo fieldwork and photography, and in particular the fascinating insight it provides into the role of Walter E. Owen (1879–1945), a significant missionary ... More


Introduction: A Golden Pendulum

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the main study of this book, which focuses on the efforts of Luo-speaking people and others in Kenya to make sense of, and cope with, foreign interventions in the form of ... More


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