Presley, Cora Ann. The Mau Mau Rebellion, Kikuyu women, and social change

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

Title: The Mau Mau Rebellion, Kikuyu women, and social change

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Canadian journal of African studies -- Vol. 22, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Canadian journal of African studies -- Vol. 22, no. 3 Ottawa, [etc.]: Canadian Association of African Studies [etc.]. 1988. 502-527 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Cora Ann Presley

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); Aftermath of combat (727); Prisons and jails (697); Gender status (562); Wartime adjustments (722); Real property (423); Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses women's contribution to the Mau Mau rebellion and to Kenyan nationalism in general. It argues that women's roles in the Mau Mau rebellion were not limited to smugling food and passing secrets to rebells as some writers claimed. Instead, the document shows, women played critical roles both as organzers of nationalist political rallies and as active agents in the armed insurgency. The author recounts these roles through interviews with several women who, like their male counterparts, were imprisoned and tortured by agents of the colonial governement.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. fl10-011

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1978-1980

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 Historian-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950-1980

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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