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An uncertain age : the politics of manhood in Kenya, Paul Ocobock

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An uncertain age : the politics of manhood in Kenya
Title
An uncertain age
Title remainder
the politics of manhood in Kenya
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ocobock
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In twentieth-century Kenya, age and gender powerfully animated relationships and shaped East Africans' contact with emergent global ideas about age and masculinity. Kenyan men and boys came of age achieving their manhood through changing rites of passage and access to new outlets such as town life, crime, anticolonial violence, and nationalism. And as they did, the colonial government appropriated masculinity and maturity as means of statecraft and control. In An Uncertain Age, Paul Ocobock positions age and gender at the heart of everyday life and state building in Kenya. He excavates how the evolving concept of "youth" energized colonial power and the movements against it, exploring the masculinities boys and young men debated and performed as they crisscrossed the colony in search of wages or took the Mau Mau oath. Yet he also considers how British officials' own ideas about masculinity shaped not only young African men's ideas about manhood but the very nature of colonial rule. Book jacket
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1980-
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Ocobock, Paul
Dewey number
967.6203
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.575
LC item number
.O26 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
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  • Coming of age
  • Masculinity
  • Young men
  • Conflict of generations
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Colonial influence
  • Coming of age
  • Conflict of generations
  • Masculinity
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Young men
  • Kenya
  • Initiation
  • Männlichkeit
  • Sozialpsychologie
  • Kenia
Label
An uncertain age : the politics of manhood in Kenya, Paul Ocobock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-347) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
An "arbitrary line" : male initiation and colonial authority -- "I wanted to make something of myself" : migration, wage labor, and earning an age -- "I saw a paradise" : growing up on the streets of a colonial city -- "The old way ... the only way" : corporal punishment and a community of disciplinarians -- "Jaili Watoto," the children's jail : reforming the young male offender -- "In the past, the country belonged to the young men" : freedom fighting at an uncertain age -- "We're the Wamumu boys" : defeating Mau Mau, creating youth at the end of empire -- "An army without guns" : the National Youth Service and age in Kenyatta's Kenya -- Conclusion : #gocutmyhusband
Control code
969197512
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Isbn
9780821445983
Lccn
2017001261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027046415
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)969197512
Label
An uncertain age : the politics of manhood in Kenya, Paul Ocobock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An "arbitrary line" : male initiation and colonial authority -- "I wanted to make something of myself" : migration, wage labor, and earning an age -- "I saw a paradise" : growing up on the streets of a colonial city -- "The old way ... the only way" : corporal punishment and a community of disciplinarians -- "Jaili Watoto," the children's jail : reforming the young male offender -- "In the past, the country belonged to the young men" : freedom fighting at an uncertain age -- "We're the Wamumu boys" : defeating Mau Mau, creating youth at the end of empire -- "An army without guns" : the National Youth Service and age in Kenyatta's Kenya -- Conclusion : #gocutmyhusband
Control code
969197512
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Isbn
9780821445983
Lccn
2017001261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027046415
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)969197512

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