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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


Long-Standing Strains within Maya Communities

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Traditional Maya communities had internal strains and conflict that enhanced the external pressures that resulted in their inability to provide basic subsistence. Rule by a gerontocracy, abuse of ... More


Running and Hiding: The End of Colonialism and the Arrival of the Iconoclasts

Sarró Ramon

in The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635153
eISBN:
9780748653003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635153.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Several changes occurred at the end of the colonial period. Older men appeared to be losing control of the ‘patriarchal’ status quo: young women did not belong to them any more; new musical ... More


Changeable Children: Evolved Plasticity and Development

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Plasticity is an evolved feature of Homo sapiens and is greatest early in development. Plasticity permits children to adjust to diverse environments and still grow up to be productive members of ... More


Generational Sovereignty

Axel Gosseries

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter aims at linking the seventeen proposals defended in the book with the notion of generational sovereignty. Can they be considered to promote or to jeopardize generational sovereignty? We ... More


Spime

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0035
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

The word robot first appeared in print in 1920, forty-one years before robotics became an industrial reality. Derived from the Czech term robota, meaning “forced labor,” the name was given to the ... More


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