The Social Context of the Mau Mau Movement in Kenya (1952-1960) / Edition 1

The Social Context of the Mau Mau Movement in Kenya (1952-1960) / Edition 1

by Kinuthia Macharia, Muigai Kanyua
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761833897

ISBN-13: 9780761833895

Pub. Date: 03/03/2006

Publisher: UPA

The Social Context of the Mau Mau Movement in Kenya (1952-1960) explores the social aspects of the Mau Mau Movement, which have been relatively unexamined in scholarly studies of the movement. This work situates the Mau Mau in the context of "Social Movement" literature; and more importantly, blends theory and practice through the use of first-hand narrative from

Overview

The Social Context of the Mau Mau Movement in Kenya (1952-1960) explores the social aspects of the Mau Mau Movement, which have been relatively unexamined in scholarly studies of the movement. This work situates the Mau Mau in the context of "Social Movement" literature; and more importantly, blends theory and practice through the use of first-hand narrative from Muigai Kanyua, a fighter in the Mau Mau forest for at least three years. Muigai Kanyua describes the need for strong social networks, trust, faith, and determination in the community and how the Mau Mau provided this courage and perseverance. Through detailed research and Kanyua's narrative, author Kinuthia Macharia explores the social climate that united different clans and ethnic groups and sustained the Mau Mau Movement. The work also examines the role of women in the movement and combat, and the enduring relevance of the Mau Mau movement in Kenya's politics and economic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761833895
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 2 1. Introduction Chapter 3 2. What Makes Mau Mau a Social Movement Chapter 4 3. Gender Roles and the Contribution of Women in the Mau Mau Movement Chapter 5 4. The Beginnings Chapter 6 5. The Beginnings of Trials and Tribulations Chapter 7 6. Getting Into the Forest Chapter 8 7. Exchanging Souls with Food Chapter 9 8. The New Bush Chapter 10 9. Gathuki-ini Bush Chapter 11 10. Our Fortune Chapter 12 11. Micharage-ini Bush Chapter 13 12. Fleeing from Detention Chapter 14 13. The Mau Mau Legacy and Its Contribution to the Current Socio-Economic and Political Situation in Kenya Chapter 15 14. Conclusion Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Author

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