Modern Kenya: Social Issues and Perspectivesby Mary Ann Watson
Pub. Date: 03/22/2000
Modern Kenya is a fascinating volume of essays that provides a unique perspective on some of the current issues facing this African nation. Written by Colorado professors and teachers who completed a Fulbright study program in Kenya, the fifteen essays in this volume are organized around three themes that reflect present-day concerns and challenges facing this African nation. These include issues related to politics, economics, and the environment; issues related to literature, drama, and art; and issues related to daily living. Each chapter begins with a quote from the participants concerning their experience, adding personal insight to otherwise very academic material. The chapters also include a literature review as well as a comprehensive look at a particular issue as it is reflected amongst Kenya's diverse cultural groups. Where appropriate, the chapters include case studies, maps, tables, and photographs to further illustrate the major ideas presented. Discussion questions, activities, additional resources, references, and indexes complete this volume. Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book will serve as an important resource in many academic subject areas, including African studies, comparative politics, sociology, and anthropology.
Author Biography: Mary Ann Watson is Professor of Psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Social Issues as Reflected in Politics, Economics, and the Environment Chapter 3 Political Developments During the 1990s Chapter 4 Kenyan Justice and Due Process Chapter 5 A Woman's Place is in the HouseThe House of Parliament: The Political and Economic Empowerment of Women in Kenya Chapter 6 The Environment: What is Kenya Doing? Chapter 7 Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Part 8 Social Issues as Reflected in Drama, Art, and Literature Chapter 9 The Body Beautiful: Personal Adornment, Piercing, and Beautification Scarring Chapter 10 Cultural Renaissance through the Performing Arts in Kenya Chapter 11 Literary Nationalism and its Intersections with Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Chapter 12 Poppa, I Don't Want to Get Married; I Want to Go to School! Part 13 Social Issues as Reflected in Daily Living Chapter 14 Challenges of Education: Looking Toward the Future Chapter 15 Emulating the West? Assimilating Western Popular Culture Chapter 16 Rites of Passage: Birthing, Naming, Coming of Age, Marriage, Elderhood, Widowhood, Death Chapter 17 Racial and Ethnic Antagonism in Kenya Chapter 18 The Desperate Life of Kenya's Street Children Chapter 19 How Much is That? Haggling in the Kenyan Marketplace Chapter 20 Final Group Journal Entry Chapter 21 Maps 1–6 Chapter 22 Glossary of Terms Chapter 23 Resource Bibliography Chapter 24 Index
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