Once Intrepid Warriors: Gender, Ethnicity, And The Cultural Politics Of Maasai Development

Paperback | April 6, 2004

byDorothy L. Hodgson

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"Once Intrepid Warriors advances a brilliantly persuasive critique of development among the Maasai.... This historical ethnography is a tour de force, counter-balancing the analysis of cultural, political, and socio-economic transformation over the longue duree with intimate and memorable portraits of representative individuals." -Richard Werbner

"In a series of chapters on the interrelationships of ethnicity, gender, and 'modernity,' Hodgson concludes that it is not the Maasai who have remained static, but rather the external images of them." -Choice

"... meticulous and well-documented... a valuable resource...." -Africa

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"Once Intrepid Warriors advances a brilliantly persuasive critique of development among the Maasai.... This historical ethnography is a tour de force, counter-balancing the analysis of cultural, political, and socio-economic transformation over the longue duree with intimate and memorable portraits of representative individuals." -Rich...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.77 inPublished:April 6, 2004Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253214513

ISBN - 13:9780253214515

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Seeing Maasai
1. Gender, Generation, and Ethnicity: Being Maasai Men and Women
Maasai Portrait 1: Koko
2. Modernist Orders: Colonialism and the Production of Marginality
Maasai Portrait 2: Wanga
3. Why Are You in Such a Hurry? Development and Decolonization
Maasai Portrait 3: Thomas
4. Politics of the Postcolonial Periphery: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship
Maasai Portrait 4: Edward Moringe Sokoine
5. Poverty and Progress: Gender, Ethnicity, and Pastoralist Development
Maasai Portrait 5: Mary
6. The Gendered Contradictions of Modernity and Marginality
Conclusion: Maasai Pasts, Maasai Futures
Epilogue: The Last of the Maasai?