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The Resource Witchcraft and colonial rule in Kenya, 1900-1955, Katherine Luongo, (electronic resource)

Witchcraft and colonial rule in Kenya, 1900-1955, Katherine Luongo, (electronic resource)

Label
Witchcraft and colonial rule in Kenya, 1900-1955
Title
Witchcraft and colonial rule in Kenya, 1900-1955
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Luongo
Title variation
Witchcraft & Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900–1955
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on colonial Kenya, this book shows how conflicts between state authorities and Africans over witchcraft-related crimes provided an important space in which the meanings of justice, law and order in the empire were debated. Katherine Luongo discusses the emergence of imperial networks of knowledge about witchcraft. She then demonstrates how colonial concerns about witchcraft produced an elaborate body of jurisprudence about capital crimes. The book analyzes the legal wrangling that produced the Witchcraft Ordinances in the 1910s, the birth of an anthro-administrative complex surrounding witchcraft in the 1920s, the hotly contested Wakamba Witch Trials of the 1930s, the explosive growth of legal opinion on witch-murder in the 1940s, and the unprecedented state-sponsored cleansings of witches and Mau Mau adherents during the 1950s. A work of anthropological history, this book develops an ethnography of Kamba witchcraft or uoi.--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luongo, Katherine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • African studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Kamba (African people)
  • British
  • Colonial administrators
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Label
Witchcraft and colonial rule in Kenya, 1900-1955, Katherine Luongo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511997914
Instantiates
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
Clans and councils, caravans and conquest, cosmology and colonialism : Ukambani in the late 19th and early 20th centuries -- Understanding Uoi, Uwe, and Kithitu in Ukambani -- The "cosmology" of the colonial state -- The Wakamba witch trials : a witch-murder in 1930s Kenya -- Witchcraft, murder, and death sentences after Rex v. Kumwaka -- The world of oathing and witchcraft in Mau Mau-era Machakos -- Cleansing Ukambani witches -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9780511997914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 243 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
9781107529847
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)773039091
Label
Witchcraft and colonial rule in Kenya, 1900-1955, Katherine Luongo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511997914
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
Clans and councils, caravans and conquest, cosmology and colonialism : Ukambani in the late 19th and early 20th centuries -- Understanding Uoi, Uwe, and Kithitu in Ukambani -- The "cosmology" of the colonial state -- The Wakamba witch trials : a witch-murder in 1930s Kenya -- Witchcraft, murder, and death sentences after Rex v. Kumwaka -- The world of oathing and witchcraft in Mau Mau-era Machakos -- Cleansing Ukambani witches -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9780511997914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 243 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
9781107529847
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)773039091

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