The Resource Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East Africa, edited by Thomas Spear & Richard Waller

Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East Africa, edited by Thomas Spear & Richard Waller

Label
Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East Africa
Title
Being Maasai
Title remainder
ethnicity & identity in East Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Spear & Richard Waller
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone 'knows' the Maasai as proud pastoralists who once dominated the Rift Valley from northern Kenya to central Tanzania." "But many people who identify themselves as Maasai, or who speak Maa, are not pastoralist at all, but farmers and hunters. Over time many different people have 'become' something else. And what it means to be Maasai has changed radically over the past several centuries and is still changing today." "This collection by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and linguists examines how Maasai identity has been created, evoked, contested, and transformed from the time of their earliest settlement in Kenya to the present, as well as raising questions about the nature of ethnicity generally."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.545.M33
LC item number
B44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
(1989 :
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spear, Thomas T
  • Waller, Richard
  • African Studies Association
Series statement
Eastern African studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maasai (African people)
  • Maasai (African people)
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnicity
  • Massai? (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Ethnicite?
  • Ethnicity
  • Maasai (African people)
  • Maasai (African people)
  • Masai
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Hirtenkultur
  • Nomadismus
  • Massai
  • Masaï (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Ethnicité
  • Ethnicité
  • Masaï (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Stamm (Ethnologie)
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ostafrika
Label
Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East Africa, edited by Thomas Spear & Richard Waller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly papers presented at the African Studies Association Meeting in Atlanta in 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-316) 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
PART I: INTRODUCTION / Thomas Spear -- PART II: BECOMING MAASAI : Introduction -- Dialects, sectiolects, or simply lects? The Maa language in time perspective / Gabriele Sommer & Rainer Vossen -- Becoming Maasailand / J.E.G. Sutton -- Maasai expansion and the new East African pastoralism / John G. Galaty -- Aspects of 'Becoming Turkana' : interactions and assimilation between Maa- and Ateker-speakers / John Lamphear -- Defeat and dispersal: the Laikipiak and their neighbors at the end of the Nineteenth Century / Neal Sobania -- Being 'Maasai', but not 'People of Cattle': Arusha agricultural Maasai in the Nineteenth Century / Thomas Spear -- PART III: BEING MAASAI: Introduction -- Becoming Maasai, being in time / Paul Spencer -- The world of Telelia: reflections of a Maasai women in Matapato / Telelia Chieni & Paul Spencer -- 'The eye that wants a person, where can it not see?' : inclusion, exclusion, and boundary shifters in Maasai identity / John Galaty -- Aesthetics, expertise, and ethnicity: Okiek and Maasai perspectives on personal ornament / Donna Klumpp & Corinne Kratz -- PART IV: CONTESTATIONS AND REDEFINITIONS: Introduction -- Acceptees and aliens: Kikuyu settlement in Maasailand / Richard Waller -- Land as ours, land as mine: economic, political and ecological marginalization in Kajiado District / David J. Campbell -- Maa-speakers of the Northern Desert: recent developments in Ariaal and Rendille identity / Elliot Fratkin -- PART V: CONCLUSIONS / Richard Waller
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780852552155
Lccn
93150108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28547621
  • (OCoLC)ocm28547621
Label
Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East Africa, edited by Thomas Spear & Richard Waller
Publication
Note
Chiefly papers presented at the African Studies Association Meeting in Atlanta in 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-316) 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
PART I: INTRODUCTION / Thomas Spear -- PART II: BECOMING MAASAI : Introduction -- Dialects, sectiolects, or simply lects? The Maa language in time perspective / Gabriele Sommer & Rainer Vossen -- Becoming Maasailand / J.E.G. Sutton -- Maasai expansion and the new East African pastoralism / John G. Galaty -- Aspects of 'Becoming Turkana' : interactions and assimilation between Maa- and Ateker-speakers / John Lamphear -- Defeat and dispersal: the Laikipiak and their neighbors at the end of the Nineteenth Century / Neal Sobania -- Being 'Maasai', but not 'People of Cattle': Arusha agricultural Maasai in the Nineteenth Century / Thomas Spear -- PART III: BEING MAASAI: Introduction -- Becoming Maasai, being in time / Paul Spencer -- The world of Telelia: reflections of a Maasai women in Matapato / Telelia Chieni & Paul Spencer -- 'The eye that wants a person, where can it not see?' : inclusion, exclusion, and boundary shifters in Maasai identity / John Galaty -- Aesthetics, expertise, and ethnicity: Okiek and Maasai perspectives on personal ornament / Donna Klumpp & Corinne Kratz -- PART IV: CONTESTATIONS AND REDEFINITIONS: Introduction -- Acceptees and aliens: Kikuyu settlement in Maasailand / Richard Waller -- Land as ours, land as mine: economic, political and ecological marginalization in Kajiado District / David J. Campbell -- Maa-speakers of the Northern Desert: recent developments in Ariaal and Rendille identity / Elliot Fratkin -- PART V: CONCLUSIONS / Richard Waller
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780852552155
Lccn
93150108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28547621
  • (OCoLC)ocm28547621

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