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 Civilization and the Limits of Mission: Critical Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: The chapter examines Christianity's formative Western assimilation as a prelude to its overseas post‐Western development. The chapter turns to Roland Allen and the stirrings in China to ... More


When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Heather D Switzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

A host of international organizations promotes the belief that education will empower Kenya’s Maasai girls. Yet the ideas that animate their campaigns often arise from presumptions that reduce the ... More


“Now is not like before. The world has changed.”: Maasai Education in Cultural and Historical Context

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Maasai Education in Cultural and Historical Context,” focuses on how ideas about “being Maasai” and “being educated,” beginning in the colonial period and extending into the formation of the ... More


“I see that when I am in school, I will have a good life.”: Producing and Performing Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Producing and Performing Schoolgirlhood,” explores the embrace of girls’ education in the case-study communities by showing how girl-effects logic is localized through Kenyan gender and education ... More


“The medicine for fire is fire.”: Negotiating Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Negotiating Schoolgirlhood,” uses schoolgirls’ stories to destabilize the dichotomy that has come to represent young female subjectivity in Global South: the girl-child and the schoolgirl. Nashipae ... More


“We are not enkanyakuai…. We are just girls.”: Embodying Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Embodying Schoolgirlhood,” uses contested accounts of emuratare oo ntoyie, girls’ circumcision, and enkanyakuai, a female social category, to illustrate how schoolgirls’ “developing” adolescent ... More


Do- It- Yourself Wetlands

Sharon Levy

in The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190246402
eISBN:
9780197559550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246402.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Bob Gearheart emerged as Arcata’s marsh guru during the city’s long battle with the state water bureaucracy. This unpaid post demanded that Gearheart crank out ... More


Fragmenting Cosmic Connections: Converting Nature Into Commodity

Darrell Addison Posey

in Globalization, Globalism, Environments, and Environmentalism: Consciousness of Connections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264520
eISBN:
9780191917554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264520.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Most contributions to this volume frame emerging ‘consciousness of connections’ through international politics, economics and trade, urban/ rural exchanges, social ... More


The Plight of the People: Understanding the Social-Ecological Context of People Living on the Western Edge of Serengeti National Park

Eli J. Knapp, Dennis Rentsch, Jennifer Schmitt, and Linda M. Knapp

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Living next to large protected areas like the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem is fraught with a complex milieu of interactions that may be both harmful, beneficial, or both. Moreover, interactions can be ... More


Human Health in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Linda M. Knapp, Eli J. Knapp, Kristine L. Metzger, Dennis Rentsch, Rene Beyers, Katie Hampson, Jennifer Schmitt, Sarah Cleaveland, and Kathleen A. Galvin

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Summary statistics of mean z-scores for height-for-age and weight-for-age reveal that the entire population of GSE is stunted (due to chronic under-nutrition) and underweight (which could be a sign ... More


Land Use Economics in the Mara Area of the Serengeti Ecosystem

Mike Norton-Griffiths, Mohammed Y. Said, Suzanne Serneels, Dixon S. Kaelo, Mike Coughenour, Richard H. Lamprey, D. Michael Thompson, and Robin S. Reid

in Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The northern part of the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem falls within the two Kenyan districts of Narok and Trans Mara. Within these two districts, major land use changes have been clear for quite some ... More


The Maasai-Elephant Relationship: The Evolution and Influence of Culture, Land Use, and Attitudes

Christine Browne-Nuñez

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

As the Amboseli landscape has evolved over time, so has the relationship between elephants and the Maasai. Understanding the dynamics of their interactions is critical to conserving the Amboseli ... More


The Behavioral Responses of Elephants to the Maasai in Amboseli

Kadzo Kangwana

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The Amboseli elephants have a long history of coexistence with the Maasai. The current range of the elephants extends well beyond the boundaries of Amboseli National Park into land that is soon to be ... More


Catholic East and Pentecostal West (1800–Present)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The first part of this chapter examines Catholic missions among the Maasai, with particular attention given to the perennial issues raised by Vincent Donovan in his book Christianity Rediscovered. ... More


The Human Context of the Amboseli Elephants

Kadzo Kangwana and Christine Browne-Nuñez

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter presents the human context within which to understand the Amboseli elephants. It describes the people of Amboseli, the Maasai, focusing on aspects of Maasai history and culture that have ... More


To Touch, Plot, and Dream the II Ngwesi Maasai Landscape

Beverly R. Singer

in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670826
eISBN:
9781452947181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter presents the author’s first-person account of a collaborative exchange sponsored by UNESCO aimed at enhancing the communication capacities of Indigenous peoples globally. She narrates ... More


Case studies of African tongue root systems

Harry van der Hulst

in Asymmetries in Vowel Harmony: A Representational Account

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813576
eISBN:
9780191851407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813576.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This Chapter presents a variety of case studies of tongue root harmony in African languages. These case studies are arranged according to language family membership. The cases selected are those ... 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


Serengeti Shall Not Die

Thomas M. Lekan

in Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the politics of scientific knowledge and visual representation of savanna environments in Bernhard and Michael Grzimek’s bestselling book and Academy Award–winning documentary ... More


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