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Empire state-building : war & welfare in Kenya, 1925-52

Author: Joanna Lewis
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey ; Nairobi : E.A.E.P. ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2000.
Series: Eastern African studies (London, England)
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"This history of administrative thought and practice in colonial Kenya, looks at the ways in which white people tried to engineer social change. It asks four questions: Why was Kenya's welfare operation so idiosyncratic and spartan compared with other British colonies? Why did a transformation from social welfare to community development produce further neglect of the very poor? Why were there no equivalents to the  Read more...
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Lewis, Joanna.
Empire state-building.
Oxford : James Currey ; Nairobi : E.A.E.P. ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606490188
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Lewis
ISBN: 0852557906 9780852557907 085255785X 9780852557853 0821413988 9780821413982 0821413996 9780821413999
OCLC Number: 45845521
Description: xvii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: War, Welfare and Women at the Colonial Office Empire State-building 1925-45 --
Welfare and the Colonial Office in the 1930s --
The 1940 Colonial Development and Welfare Act --
Educating African women: the feminization of professional thought --
Wartime initiatives in social welfare at the Colonial Office --
'Tropical East Ends' in War Four Witnesses to the Imperial Politics of African Welfare --
Lord Hailey: the mandarin's guide to colonial rule --
Margery Perham: the maiden-aunt --
The KCA: The African challenge from below --
The Kenya Government: a tale of two paternalisms --
Village People, Family Men and Married Women The Fantasies of Wartime Kenya --
Clever townsmen --
Tentacular technicians --
District plans about plans --
Settlers and the new racial maternalism --
'Kingi Georgi, Mtukufu' African Soldiers and the Second World War --
Men in uniform: the KAR in the Second World War --
The demobilized soldier --
'Flagships of hope': propaganda, manliness and an army for peace --
Swords to ploughshares and war to welfare --
African social welfare workers --
The forgotten Jeanes teacher experiment --
Community centres --
'To Work Like a Nigger' or 'Shirk Like an African' White Oppositions to Social Welfare, 1946-8 --
No money, no staff, no consensus --
'Philanthropy plus 10%': the perils of post-war propaganda --
A public outcry --
Men behaving badly --
'We are the chosen ones' --
The Imperial Politics of Inclusion Community Development and Social Engineering 1948-53 --
Politicians, pressure groups and mandarins.
Series Title: Eastern African studies (London, England)
Other Titles: War & welfare in Kenya 1925-1952
War and Welfare in Kenya 1925-1952
Responsibility: Joanna Lewis.
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