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The Resource Ethnicity and empire in Kenya : loyalty and martial race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the present, Myles Osborne, (electronic resource)

Ethnicity and empire in Kenya : loyalty and martial race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the present, Myles Osborne, (electronic resource)

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Ethnicity and empire in Kenya : loyalty and martial race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the present
Title
Ethnicity and empire in Kenya
Title remainder
loyalty and martial race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Myles Osborne
Title variation
Ethnicity & Empire in Kenya
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about the creation and development of ethnic identity among the Kamba. Comprising approximately one-eighth of Kenya's population, the British considered the Kamba East Africa's premier 'martial race' by the mid-twentieth century: a people with an apparent aptitude for soldiering. The reputation, indeed, was one that Kamba leaders used to leverage financial rewards from the colonial state. However, beneath this simplistic exterior was a maelstrom of argument and debate. Men and women, young and old, Christians and non-Christians, and the elite and poor fought over the virtues they considered worthy of honor in their communities, and which of their visions should constitute 'Kamba' identity. Based on extensive archival research and more than 150 interviews, Ethnicity and Empire is one of the first books to analyze the complex process of building and shaping 'tribe' over more than two centuries. It reveals new ways to think about themes crucial to the history of colonialism: soldiering, 'loyalty', martial race, and indeed the nature of empire itself.--
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Osborne, Myles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamba (African people)
  • Ethnicity
  • Allegiance
  • Kenya
  • Great Britain
Label
Ethnicity and empire in Kenya : loyalty and martial race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the present, Myles Osborne, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107447714
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Traders, warriors, and hunters
  • Red dirt, red strangers
  • Of volunteers and conscripts
  • The destocking episode
  • War and demobilization
  • Controlling development
  • Mau Mau
  • Independence and beyond
Control code
CR9781107447714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107447714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891446082
Label
Ethnicity and empire in Kenya : loyalty and martial race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the present, Myles Osborne, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107447714
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Traders, warriors, and hunters
  • Red dirt, red strangers
  • Of volunteers and conscripts
  • The destocking episode
  • War and demobilization
  • Controlling development
  • Mau Mau
  • Independence and beyond
Control code
CR9781107447714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107447714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891446082

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