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The Contested Lands of Laikipia: Histories of Claims and Conflict in a Kenyan Landscape (African Social Studies #42) (Paperback)

The Contested Lands of Laikipia: Histories of Claims and Conflict in a Kenyan Landscape (African Social Studies #42) By Marie Ladekjær Gravesen Cover Image
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Pastoralists, ranchers of European descent, conservationists, smallholders, and land investors with political influence converge on the Laikipia plateau in Kenya. Land is claimed by all - the tactics differ. Private property rights are presented, histories of presence are told, charges of immorality are applied, fences are electrified and some resort to violence. The region, marked by enclosures, is left as a tense fragmented frontier.
Marie Gravesen embedded herself in the region prior to a wave of land invasions that swept the plateau leading up to Kenya's 2017 general election. Through a rich telling of the history of Laikipia's social, political and environmental dynamics, she invites a deeper understanding of the pre-election violence and general tensions as never done before.
The manuscript is a revised version of the author's dissertation accepted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne in 2018.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004435193
ISBN-10: 9004435190
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: November 19th, 2020
Pages: 274
Language: Swahili
Series: African Social Studies
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