The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya / Edition 1

The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya / Edition 1

by Angelique Haugerud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521595908

ISBN-13: 9780521595902

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Once the major success story of a troubled continent, by the early 1990s Kenya came to be regarded as its fallen star. This book challenges such images of reversal and the analytical polarities that sustain them. The analysis ranges from telescopic to microscopic fields, combining many disciplines and perspectives to give a rich and varied picture of the culture of

Overview

Once the major success story of a troubled continent, by the early 1990s Kenya came to be regarded as its fallen star. This book challenges such images of reversal and the analytical polarities that sustain them. The analysis ranges from telescopic to microscopic fields, combining many disciplines and perspectives to give a rich and varied picture of the culture of politics in twentieth-century Kenya.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521595902
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
African Studies Series, #84
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Staging politics in Kenya; 2. Shattered silences: political culture and 'democracy' in the early 1990s; 3. Open secrets: everyday forms of domination before 1990; 4. Moral economy and the quest for wealth in central Kenya since the late nineteenth century; 5. The dove and the castor nut: Embu household economy in the 1980s; 6. Conclusions: 'the showpiece of an hour'.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >