Once Intrepid Warriors

Once Intrepid Warriors : Gender, Ethnicity, and the Cultural Politics of Maasai Development

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Once Intrepid Warriors advances a brilliantly persuasive critique of development among the Maasai.... This historical ethnography is a tour de force, counter-balancing the analysis of cultural, political, and socio-economic transformation over the longue duree with intimate and memorable portraits of representative individuals." -Richard WerbnerIn a series of chapters on the interrelationships of ethnicity, gender, and `modernity,' Hodgson concludes that it is not the Maasai who have remained static, but rather the external images of them." -Choice... meticulous and well-documented... a valuable resource...." -Africashow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 16 b&w photos, 4 figures, 1 index
  • 0253214513
  • 9780253214515
  • 1,118,192

Table of contents

Introduction: Seeing Maasai1. Gender, Generation, and Ethnicity: Being Maasai Men and WomenMaasai Portrait 1: Koko2. Modernist Orders: Colonialism and the Production of MarginalityMaasai Portrait 2: Wanga3. Why Are You in Such a Hurry? Development and DecolonizationMaasai Portrait 3: Thomas4. Politics of the Postcolonial Periphery: Gender, Ethnicity, and CitizenshipMaasai Portrait 4: Edward Moringe Sokoine5. Poverty and Progress: Gender, Ethnicity, and Pastoralist DevelopmentMaasai Portrait 5: Mary6. The Gendered Contradictions of Modernity and MarginalityConclusion: Maasai Pasts, Maasai FuturesEpilogue: The Last of the Maasai?show more

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[T]his is a well-researched and innovative account. The `intrepid women' of the French army have found their historian.42 2012 * European History Quarterly *show more

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