Generations Past : Youth in East African History

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-19
  • Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
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While the scholarship examining the contemporary role of youth in African societies is rich and growing, the historical dimension has been largely neglected in the literature thus far. "Generations Past" seeks to address this gap through a wide-ranging selection of essays that covers an array of youth-related themes in historical perspective. Thirteen chapters explore the historical dimensions of youth in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century Ugandan, Tanzanian, and Kenyan societies. Key themes running through the book include the analytical utility of youth as a social category; intergenerational relations and the passage of time; youth as a social and political problem; sex and gender roles among East African youth; and youth as historical agents of change. The strong list of contributors includes prominent scholars of the region, and the collection encompasses a good geographical spread of all three East African countries.

Author Biography

Andrew Burton is an honorary research asso­ciate of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, currently based in Addis Ababa. His publications include African Underclass: Urbanisation, Crime & Colonial Order in Dar es Salaam and the coedited volume Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis.

HTlFne Charton-Bigot is a CNRS researcher at the CEAN (Centre d’Ttudes de l’Afrique noire) at the University of Bordeaux. She coedited Nairobi contemporain, les paradoxes d’une ville fragmentTe, with D. Rodriguez-Torres.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Arms and Adolescence: Male Youth, Warfare, and Statehood in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Africap. 25
Youth, Cattle Raiding, and Generational Conflict along the Kenya-Uganda Borderp. 47
Setting a Moral Economy in Motion: Youth in Tanzania's ˘Age of Improvement÷p. 68
Colonial Youth at the Crossroads: Fifteen Alliance ˘Boys÷p. 84
Raw Youth, School-Leavers, and the Emergence of Structural Unemployment in Late Colonial Urban Tanganyikap. 108
Bad Boys in the Bush?: Disciplining Murran in Colonial Maasailandp. 135
Youth, Elders, and Metaphors of Political Change in Late Colonial Bugandap. 175
Youth, the TANU Youth League, and Managed Vigilantism in Dar es Salaam, 1925-73p. 196
To Differentiate Rice from Grass: Youth Labor Camps in Revolutionary Zanzibarp. 221
Premarital Sexuality in Great Lakes Africa, 1900-1980p. 237
˘Ruined Lives÷: An Analysis of Gender Relations, Youth Sexual Behavior, and HIV and AIDS in Early Twenty-First-Century Kenyap. 262
Protecting Young People: Alcohol, Advertising, and Youth in Kenyap. 279
Contributorsp. 291
Indexp. 293
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