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Author Peterson, Derek R., 1971-
Title Ethnic patriotism and the East African Revival : a history of dissent, c. 1935-1972 / Derek R. Peterson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
 Modern History Library  305.67676 P485    AVAILABLE    30550100541364
 Ethnology Library  BR115.P7 P445 2012    AVAILABLE    30520020785128
Descript xx, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series African studies series ; 122
African studies series ; 122
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-334) and index
"This book focuses on the struggle between cosmopolitan Christian converts and east African patriots to define culture and community in the mid-twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher
"Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival shows how, in the era of African political independence, cosmopolitan Christian converts struggled with east Africa's patriots over the definition of culture and community. The book traces the history of the East African Revival, an evangelical movement that spread through much of eastern and central Africa. Its converts offered a subversive reading of culture, disavowing their compatriots and disregarding their obligations to kin. They earned the ire of east Africa's patriots, who worked to root people in place as inheritors of ancestral wisdom. This book casts religious conversion in a new light: not as an inward reorientation of belief, but as a political action that opened up novel paths of self-narration and unsettled the inventions of tradition"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: the pilgrims' politics; 2. The infrastructure of cosmopolitanism; 3. Religious movements in southern Uganda; 4. Civil society in Buganda; 5. Taking stock: conversion and accountancy in Bugufi; 6. Patriotism and dissent in western Kenya; 7. The politics of moral reform in northwestern Tanganyika; 8. Subjects of the law: conversion and court procedure; 9. Casting characters: autobiography and political argument in central Kenya; 10. Confession, slander, and civic virtue in Mau Mau detention camps; 11. Contests of time in western Uganda; Conclusion: pilgrims and patriots in contemporary east Africa; Bibliography
Subject Christianity and politics -- Africa, East -- History -- 20th century
East Africa Revival -- History
Conversion -- Christianity
Christianity and culture -- Africa, East
Africa, East -- Church history -- 20th century
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