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Author Switzer, Heather D., 1970- author

Title When the light is fire : Maasai schoolgirls in contemporary Kenya / Heather D. Switzer
Published Champaign, IL : University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. "Girls are the most powerful force of change on the planet": Situating Schoolgirlhood; Chapter 1. "Now is not like before. The world has changed": Maasai Education in Cultural and Historical Context; Chapter 2. "I see that when I am in school, I will have a good life": Producing and Performing Schoolgirlhood; Chapter 3. "The medicine for fire is fire": Negotiating Schoolgirlhood; Chapter 4. "We are not enkanyakuai. ... We are just girls": Embodying Schoolgirlhood; Conclusion. Becoming "People Who Use Both Hands"; Notes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 24, 2018)
Subject Educational anthropology -- Kenya -- Kajiado District.
Girls, Maasai -- Education -- Kenya -- Kajiado District.
Maasai (African people) -- Education -- Kenya -- Kajiado District.
Women, Maasai -- Kenya -- Kajiado District -- Social conditions.
Kajiado District (Kenya) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018015070
ISBN 0252050770 (electronic bk.)
9780252050770 (electronic bk.)