Culture, Performance and Identity. Paths of Communication in Kenya: Paths of Communication in Kenya

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Kimani Njogu
African Books Collective, 2008 - Social Science - 196 pages
Our lives, which are mainly structured according to repeated and socially sanctioned modes of behaviour suggest that human activity is a performance; it is an activity undertaken with a consciousness of itself. We are always aware that someone who has certain expectations about us is watching. In order to satisfy the expectation we behave accordingly. Quite often we are conscious of projecting identity - in politics, in our homes, places of worship, on the street, among colleagues and so on. But how does this happen? This book brings together essays which cover a number of key areas: Gender, Disability, Media, Sports, Literature, Religion, Land and Youth, Music. Through an examination of the situation in Kenya, the essays opens new ways of understanding forms of local, national and global identity.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Culture Gender Inequality and Women
1
Chapter Two Disability Rhetorics and Identity in Kenya
40
Objective Possibilities
57
Chapter Five Me My KENYA and I
93
Chapter Seven CultureReligion and Identity
118
Chapter Eight Circulation of Media Texts and Identity
131
Music as a Peoples Identity
145
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