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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


Gogo Breeze: Zambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Harri Englund

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226498768
eISBN:
9780226499093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499093.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled ... More


Introduction

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/9780226655895.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The introduction seeks to add to, but also move beyond more sociological analyses of elder authority by reviewing classic works on the eldership complex through the category of sovereignty. The work ... More


Introduction

Harri Englund

in Gogo Breeze: Zambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226498768
eISBN:
9780226499093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499093.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces free speech as a value that must be studied ethnographically in specific historical contexts. The perspective from provincial Zambia challenges the focus on Ancient Greece, ... More


Mass-Mediated Elderhood

Harri Englund

in Gogo Breeze: Zambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226498768
eISBN:
9780226499093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499093.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter charts the radio personality's life history from his early years to his profession as a school teacher before he became the most popular voice at Breeze FM. The chapter discusses the ... More


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