Leakey, L. S. B. (Louis Seymour Bazett), 1903-1972. Mau Mau and the Kikuyu

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Mau Mau and the Kikuyu

Published By: Original publisher London: Methuen & Co.. 1952. xi, 115 p

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication L. S. B. Leakey

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gikuyu (FL10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Political movements (668); Revolution (669); External relations (648); Traditional history (173); History (175); Real property (423); Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425); Land use (311); Settlement patterns (361); Marriage (580); Family (590); Kin groups (610); Ecclesiastical organization (790);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author, an authority on the Kikuyu and the prehistory of East Africa, was born and bred among the Kikuyu people. This book was written specifically to show how and why the Mau Mau movement has come into being, and what should be done to alleviate its causes. Part I of the book gives a summary of Kikuyu institutions and beliefs prior to the coming of the Europeans; particularly that of land tenure, marriage customs, initiation ceremonies, social organization, religious beliefs and magical practices. Part II traces the breakdown of these institutions and beliefs under the impact of European missionary and colonial activities, and the consequent rise of anti-European religious and political movements culminating in the outbreak of Mau Mau violence. Part III is a presentation of remedial measures suggested by the author. For an exposition of the Kikuyu point of view from an active participant in the Anti-European movement, see 4: Kenyatta of this file.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fl10-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1925-1952

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1925-1952

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kenya

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kikuyu (African people)


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