Skip to content

Due to scheduled maintenance, if purchasing is normally available on this site it will not be available from Friday 28 July, 12 noon BST, until Monday 31 July, 09:00 am BST. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Ethnicity and Empire in Kenya
Loyalty and Martial Race among the Kamba, c.1800 to the Present

$113.00 (C)

  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107061040

$ 113.00 (C)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book is about the creation and development of ethnic identity among the Kamba. Comprising approximately one-eighth of Kenya’s population, the British considered the Kamba East Africa’s premier "martial race" by the mid-twentieth century: a people with an apparent aptitude for soldiering. The reputation, indeed, was one that Kamba leaders used to leverage financial rewards from the colonial state. However, beneath this simplistic exterior was a maelstrom of argument and debate. Men and women, young and old, Christians and non-Christians, and the elite and poor fought over the virtues they considered worthy of honor in their communities, and which of their visions should constitute "Kamba" identity. Based on extensive archival research and more than 150 interviews, Ethnicity and Empire is one of the first books to analyze the complex process of building and shaping "tribe" over more than two centuries. It reveals new ways to think about themes crucial to the history of colonialism: soldiering, "loyalty", martial race, and indeed the nature of empire itself.

    • One of the only treatments of the development of ethnicity over a 200-year period
    • Provides the first historical account of the Kamba, one of Kenya's most populous ethnic groups
    • Rethinks notions of 'martial race' and 'loyalty'
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107061040
    • length: 289 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Traders, warriors, and hunters
    2. Red dirt, red strangers
    3. Of volunteers and conscripts
    4. The destocking episode
    5. War and demobilization
    6. Controlling development
    7. Mau Mau
    8. Independence and beyond
    Epilogue:
    2013
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Myles Osborne, University of Colorado Boulder
    Myles Osborne is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×