Contesting Identities: The Mijikenda and Their Neighbors in Kenyan Coastal Society

Rebecca Gearhart, Linda Giles

Research output: Book


The book strives for a grounded understanding of the complexity of coastal society. Whereas some chapters advance new theoretical interpretations, especially in regard to history, this volume does not focus on academic theory for theory s sake but rather on a detailed ethnographic and historical examination for a broad audience who seeks a better understanding of the nature of Kenyan coastal society.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Aug 30 2013


  • Kenyan society
  • Ethnographic research
  • African culture and society


  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology

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