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By Paul Ocobock

ISBN-10: 0821422634

ISBN-13: 9780821422632

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ISBN-13: 9780821422649

In twentieth-century Kenya, age and gender have been robust cultural and political forces that lively loved ones and generational relationships. in addition they formed East Africans’ touch with and impact on emergent colonial and worldwide rules approximately age and masculinity. Kenyan males and boys got here of age attaining their manhood via altering rites of passage and entry to new shops similar to city lifestyles, crime, anticolonial violence, and nationalism. And as they did, the colonial govt appropriated masculinity and adulthood as technique of statecraft and control.

In An doubtful Age, Paul Ocobock positions age and gender on the middle of daily life and nation construction in Kenya. He excavates in remarkable methods how the evolving inspiration of “youth” encouraged and energized colonial strength and the events opposed to it, exploring the masculinities boys and younger males debated and played as they crisscrossed the colony looking for wages or took the Mau Mau oath. but he additionally considers how British officers’ personal rules approximately masculinity formed not just younger African men’s principles approximately manhood however the very nature of colonial rule.

An doubtful Age joins progressively more histories that experience all started to collapse monolithic male identities to push the historiographies of Kenya and empire into new territory.

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