Contesting identities : the Mijikenda and their neighbors in Kenyan coastal society / Rebecca Gearhart and Linda Giles, editors
- Reinterpreting the past. The identity of early Kenyan coastal peoples : a comparative analysis of human remains from Mtwapa, Shanga, and Taita Hills / Chapurukha Kusimba, Janet M. Monge, and Sibel B. Kusimba -- The Segeju complex? : linguistic evidence for the precolonial making of the Mijikenda / Martin Walsh. Perspectives on identity. Complexities of identity in the East African coastal area / Linda Giles -- Loss of purity? : coastal Giriama and the culture of fertility / Monica Udvardy -- Exploring the power of bango : a quest for identity in diversity / Kaingu Kalume Tinga. Cultural contestations. Legacies of race and racism at the Kenya coast : historiography and the academic suppression of subaltern epistemology / Jesse Benjamin -- Paths to prosperity : Pokomo and Giriama migrant workers in Lamu / Rebecca Gearhart -- Kajiwe's witchfinding movement and the challenge to Swahili cultural hegemony / Diane Ciekawy -- The democratic roots in Mijikenda polity / Katama Mkangi. Contemporary movements. The Kaya legacy : the role of the Mijikenda Makaya and Kaya elders in postcolonial Kenya / John Baya Mitsanze and Linda Giles -- Ndata leadership staffs and forest conservation among the Kaya elders of Kilifi District / Amini H. Tengeza and Celia Nyamweru -- Identity politics and culture in coastal Kenya : the role of the Malindi District Cultural Association / Celia Nyamweru -- The long journey home : the theft and repatriation of Giriama memorial statues (vigango) / Linda Giles, Monica Udvardy, with John Baya Mitsanze.
- 9781592218974 (hard cover), 1592218970 (hard cover), 9781592218981 (pbk.), and 1592218989 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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