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Inflationary Rituals: The Mau Mau Rebellion

Robert W. Blunt

in For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Three traces the effects of the unmaking and remaking of Kikuyu ritual in relationship to Christian understandings of the sovereign function of elders by reinterpreting the ritual life of ... More


Noble Savages (1956–1957)

Aram Goudsouzian

in Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828434
eISBN:
9781469603605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1956–1957. These include Poitier's role in Something of Value, a film based on Robert Ruark's novel about the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya; the ... More


For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Robert W. Blunt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Many observers of Kenya’s complicated history see causes for concern, from the use of public office for private gain to a constitutional structure historically lopsided towards the executive branch. ... More


Turf Wars and Tension: Cyprus, 1955–1959

Rory Cormac

in Confronting the Colonies: British Intelligence and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199354436
eISBN:
9780199388257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354436.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter illustrates the near-continuous insurgencies that forced the British government to recognise the importance of imperial security. Responses became increasingly centralised, thereby ... More


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