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In Search of Order: State Systems of Property Rights and Their Failings with Rachel Sweet Vanderpoel 1

Sandra F. Joireman

in Where There is No Government: Enforcing Property Rights in Common Law Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782482
eISBN:
9780199897209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782482.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Accepted wisdom regarding the geography of power in most African countries holds that power radiates outward from the center, with the strength of the state most pronounced in the capital and often ... More


Kenya

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Kenya (population 32.02 million) is a country in Eastern Africa bordering the Indian Ocean that covers an area of 582, 650 km2. There are eight organizations in Kenya which provide palliative care ... More


Media and Identity in Africa

Kimani Njogu and John F M Middleton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Studies of the media in Africa, incorporating both African and international perspectives, are few. The thirty chapters collected here were presented as papers at a seminar organised and hosted by ... More


Security Urbanism and the Counterterror State in Kenya

Zoltán Glück

in Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479863013
eISBN:
9781479805778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863013.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This article offers a theoretical and ethnographic analysis of 'security urbanism', examining the spatial practices of the Kenyan security state and the urban impacts of the War on Terror in Nairobi. ... More


Kama Si Sisi Nani?: Juliani’s Gospel of Self-Empowerment

Mwenda Ntarangwi

in The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040061
eISBN:
9780252098260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040061.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Juliani's philosophy and program, both of which aim at improving youth lives as generated by youth themselves, especially his Kama Si Sisi Program expressed through his Mtaa ... More


“Hata watufanyeje, kazi itaendelea”: Everyday Negotiations of State Regulation among Female Sex Workers in Nairobi, Kenya

Chimaraoke Izugbara

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the intricate set of arrangements employed by sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya, to defy arrest and regulation by law enforcement agents and to protect themselves and one another ... More


Media and the Therapeutic Ethos of Romantic Love in Middle-Class Nairobi

Rachel Spronk

in Love in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226113524
eISBN:
9780226113555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113555.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that media provide young people in Nairobi with the tools to envision and forge new kinds of intimate relations. It concentrates on how young professionals consciously seek ... More


The Burden of “Progressive” Sons

in Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the burdens of Peter Avugwi, Yohana Ndanyi, and MarikoMutiva from the Maragoli community. Once Avugwi, Ndanyi and Mutiva finished their schooling they went to work in the city. ... More


Case Studies in Urban Health: Nairobi, Kenya

Alex Ezeh and Blessing Mberu

in Urban Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190915858
eISBN:
9780190915889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915858.003.0036
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A project of the Africa Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System was set up to provide a platform to explore the linkages between ... More


Syndemic Diabetes

Emily Mendenhall

in Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738302
eISBN:
9781501738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter begins with Esther's story, a woman residing in Nairobi who confronts convergent social and health conditions from food insecurity to diabetes, HIV, and financial stress. The story ... More


Music, HIV/AIDS, and Social Change in Nairobi, Kenya

Kathleen J. Van Buren

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores how music is playing an integral role in HIV/AIDS interventions and an agent of social change in Nairobi, Kenya. It begins with a review of the history and status of HIV/AIDS in ... More


African Restoration and the Promise and Pitfalls of Cultural Politics

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the 1960s movement to rename East Palo Alto, a small, predominantly black Northern California town, after Nairobi, the capital of the East African nation of Kenya. The campaign ... More


The Black University and the “Total Community”

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the ideal of the “Black University,” a crucial theoretical framework for the politics of institution building in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Black University, a concept ... More


Africa

Dawn D’Arcy Nell

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

With branches in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and several smaller offices in other countries, OUP books were marketed and distributed throughout the African continent. A number of challenges, ... More


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