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Once the major success story of a troubled continent, by the early 1990s Kenya came to be regarded as its fallen star. This book challenges such images of reversal and the analytical polarities which sustain them. Based on several years of research in Kenya, the analysis ranges from telescopic to microscopic fields of vision - from national political culture, oratory, and the staging of politics, to everyday struggles for livelihood among people in one rural locale during the past century. This sliding scale of analysis allows the author to experiment theoretically with a number of themes informed by contemporary analytical tensions among post-modernist 'chaos', historical contingency, and structural regularities. The result is a study which combines many disciplines and perspectives to give a rich and varied picture of the culture of politics in twentieth-century Kenya.

'... a highly perceptive and interesting analysis, deconstruction is not too strong a term, of Kenya's politics … well researched, documented and enlightening book.' African Affairs

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  • PDF | 284 pages
  • Haugerud(Author)
  • Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (12 Jan. 2008)
  • English
  • 4
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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