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Us in the time of strangers imagining community in colonial Kenya and Tanganyika, c.1900-1965

Abstract:

In the mid-nineteenth century, while linguistic and cultural similarities were acknowledged and prudential links maintained across ecological zones, insurance against environmental disaster, ‘felt’ community across East Africa was, pushing generalisation to its limits, intensely local, indeed parochial. A century later, as independence loomed, public argument turned on the fate of historically novel visions of ethnic, racial and territorial community. My thesis seeks to explain this develo...

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University of Oxford

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Department:
University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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