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Seeing like a citizen : decolonization, development, and the making of Kenya, 1945-1980

Author: Kara Moskowitz
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019]
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Seeing Like a Citizen, Kara Moskowitz approaches Kenya's late colonial and early postcolonial eras as a single period of political, economic, and social transition. In focusing on rural Kenyans-the vast majority of the populace and the main targets of development interventions-as they actively sought access to aid, she offers new insights into the texture of political life in decolonizing Kenya and the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kara Moskowitz
ISBN: 9780821423950 0821423959 9780821423967 0821423967
OCLC Number: 1110159530
Description: xv, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Can I Be One of Them?" The Landscapes of Settlement in Decolonizing Kenya --
"We Must Return to the Land that We Love": Local Accounts and Life Histories in Three Settlement Schemes --
"The Land Was Ours But It Was Not Mine": Land Marginalization and the Political Imagination --
"If I Was Evicted Where Could I Go?" Cooperative Development and Contestations over Economic Citizenship --
"A Hungry Nation Cannot Be Contented": The Political Economy of Famine --
"Those Poor People Who Sweated Themselves to Help Themselves": Self-Help and the Contradictions of Citizenship and Development --
"Are You Planting Trees or Are You Planting People?" Local Resistance, International Development, and the Making of Kenya --
Conclusion.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Kara Moskowitz.

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In focusing on rural Kenyans as they actively sought access to aid, Moskowitz offers new insights into the texture of political life in the decolonizing and early postcolonial world. Her account  Read more...

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