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Inflationary Rituals: The Mau Mau Rebellion

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/9780226655895.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Three traces the effects of the unmaking and remaking of Kikuyu ritual in relationship to Christian understandings of the sovereign function of elders by reinterpreting the ritual life of ... More


Kenyatta’s Lament: The Transformation of Ritual Ideologies in Colonial 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/9780226655895.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two shows how a complex colonial social field emerged in ostensibly “Kikuyu” areas of Kenya under indirect rule. This field remade elders into “traditional” authorities tasked with governing ... More


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