From Mukogodo to Maasai: Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

From Mukogodo to Maasai

Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya, 1st Edition

By Lee Cronk

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Can one change one's ethnicity? Can an entire ethnic group change its ethnicity? This book focuses on the strategic manipulation of ethnic identity by the Mukogodo of Kenya. Until the 1920s and 1930s, the Mukogodo were Cushitic-speaking foragers (hunters, gatherers, and beekeepers). However, changes brought on by British colonial policies led them

Table of Contents

1 Koisa's People -- 2 "People Who Live in Rocks" -- 3 From Mukogodo to Maasai -- 4 Poverty as Routine -- 5 Boys and Girls, Words and Deeds -- 6 Are They Maasai Yet?

About the Author

Lee Cronk is associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University. He is the author of That Complex Whole (Westview Press, 1999).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL053000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General