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A Complex Polity

Generations, Initiation, and Territory, among The Old Meru Of Kenya

Traduction de Richard Crabtree, Matthew Cunningham, Francesca Devalier, Jesse Kirkwood et Anne McDowell

Weaving together ethnography and history, this book offers an in-depth analysis of the pre-colonial polity of the Meru of Kenya and its radical transformations from 1908 through the 1950s. It addresses the manifold issues of initiation and the politics of belonging, unravels the intertwined life courses of men and women, and disentangles the web of family life and the handover of power across political generations. Restoring two well-known instances of Meru politics to their rightful place...


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Note de l’éditeur

The translation was funded by the CNRS, the LESC (University of Paris Nanterre), the IFRA (Nairobi), as well as by an academic award (PES).

  • Éditeur : Africae, Twaweza Communications, Société d’ethnologie
  • Collection : Africae Monographs
  • Lieu d’édition : Nairobi
  • Année d’édition : 2020
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 21 juin 2022
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9789966128041
  • EAN électronique : 9782493207067
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.africae.3232
  • Nombre de pages : 496 p.

© Africae, 2020

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