Unhappy Valley. Conflict in Kenya and Africa: Book One: State and Class

Unhappy Valley. Conflict in Kenya and Africa: Book One: State and Class

by Bruce Berman, John Lonsdale

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Overview

In the sister two volumes entitled Unhappy Valley 1 and Unhappy Valley 2, the authors investigate major themes including the conquest origins and subsequent development of the colonial state, the contradictory social forces that articulated African societies to European capitalism, and the creation of new political communities and changing meanings of ethnicity in Africa, in the context of social differentiation and class formation. There is substantial new work on the problems of Mau Mau and of wealth, poverty and civic virtue in Kikuyu political thought.
The authors make a fresh contribution to a deeper historical understanding of contemporary Kenyan society and, in particular, of the British and Kikuyu origins of Mau Mau and the emergency of the 1950s.
They also highlight some of the shortcomings of ideas about development, explore the limitations of narrowly structuralist Marxist theory of the state, and reflect on the role of history in the future of Africa.

North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP

WINNER OF THE TREVOR REESE MEMORIAL PRIZE 1994

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780852550229
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 04/23/1992
Series: Eastern African Studies Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: An Encounter in Unhappy Valley. - John Lonsdale
Introduction: An Encounter in Unhappy Valley PART ONE: CONQUEST - Bruce Berman
The Conquest State of Kenya 1895-1905 - John Lonsdale
The Politics of Conquest in Western Kenya 1894-1908 PART TWO: CONTRADICTIONS & THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLONIAL STATE - John Lonsdale
Coping with the Contradictions 1895-1914: The Development of the Colonial State, 1895-1914 - Bruce Berman and John Lonsdale
Crises of Accumulation, Coercion & the Colonial State: The Development of the Labour Control System, 1919-1929 - Bruce Berman
Crises of Accumulation, Coercion & the Colonial State: The Development of the Labour Control System, 1919-1929 PART THREE: CAPITALISM & THE COLONIAL STATE IN THEORETICAL & COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE - John Lonsdale
The Concept of 'Articulation' and the Political Economy of Colonialism - Bruce Berman
Structure and Process in the Bureaucratic States of Colonial Africa PART FOUR: PASTS & FUTURES - Bruce Berman
Up from Structuralism - Bruce Berman
African Pasts in Africa's Future - John Lonsdale

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