Making Ethnic Ways: Communities and Their Transformations

Making Ethnic Ways: Communities and Their Transformations in Taita, Kenya, 1800-1950 (Social History of Africa) [PDF / EPUB] Making Ethnic Ways: Communities and Their Transformations in Taita, Kenya, 1800–1950 (Social History of Africa) Rather than seeing ethnicity as an exogenous construction or as a product of persistent rivalries between groups Bill Bravman focuses on the internal dimensions of ethnic identity seeing the emergence Ways: Communities PDF/EPUB Á Rather than seeing ethnicity as an exogenous construction or as a product of persistent rivalries Making Ethnic MOBI :ß between groups Bill Bravman focuses on the internal dimensions of ethnic identity seeing the emergence of Ethnic Ways: Communities PDF È ethnicity as a reflection Ethnic Ways: Communities and Their eBook Ô of debates within an African society Proselytizing Christian missionaries male labor migration Ethnic Ways: Communities and Their eBook Ô and British colonial impositions in the Taita area of Kenya presented challenges to the status uo as young men Christian converts and a number of women tried to evade the rule of elders and their control over resources Elders and these progressive factions engaged one another in a struggle of cultural politics over definitions of proper Taita identity and behavior Ethnicity became the means through which prior struggles were reframed and continuedBased on extensive archival research and substantial fieldwork in Kenya Braveman's book is an important addition to scholarship on East African history His book also challenges prevailing assumptions about ethnicity and ethnic identity in Africa and elsewhere.


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