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Old Age and Money: The General Numismatics of Independent Kenya

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/9780226655895.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Four tracks how earlier transformations of Kikuyu notions of elderhood became generalized in the national imagination after independence. The chapter argues that in an effort to put Mau Mau’s ... More


“Satan Is an Imitator”: Kenya’s Recent Cosmology of Corruption

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/9780226655895.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Five uses an analysis of a national moral panic about Satanism that erupted under President Moi in the early 1990s to reveal the fragility of the conflation of elderhood and money. In 1992, ... More


Corruptus Interruptus: The Limits of Transactional Imaginaries in Moi’s Kenya

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/9780226655895.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Six explores how the figure of the Mzee or “old man” collapsed into the figure of the police man in the context of Moi’s patrimonial decay. By examining a highly publicized incident involving ... More


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