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“Now is not like before. The world has changed.”: Maasai Education in Cultural and Historical Context

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Maasai Education in Cultural and Historical Context,” focuses on how ideas about “being Maasai” and “being educated,” beginning in the colonial period and extending into the formation of the ... More


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


Citizenship and Land Rights in Postcolonial Kenya

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/9780226554228.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains citizenship and land rights in postcolonial Kenya. Many new citizens, especially widows, discovered that their rights were not as secure as promised; and in at least in one ... More


When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Heather D Switzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

A host of international organizations promotes the belief that education will empower Kenya’s Maasai girls. Yet the ideas that animate their campaigns often arise from presumptions that reduce the ... More


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