Table of contents for "Girl cases" : marriage and colonialism in Gusiiland, Kenya, 1890-1970 / Brett L. Shadle.


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1. Gusii Society and Politics and the Coming of Colonialism       1
2. Colonialism and African Society to ca. 1940                   42
3. The Political Economy of Bridewealth, 1930s-1960s             86
4. The Course of Marriage Disputes                              126
5. "Girl Cases" in the Courts                                   152
6. The State, African Society, and the Limits of the Ritongo    185
7. The Demise of Marriage Disputes                              215



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Gusii (African people) Marriage customs and rites, Gusii (African people) Social life and customs, Women, Gusii Social conditions, Women, Gusii Legal status, laws, etc, Bride price Kenya, Marriage law Kenya, Kenya Historiography, Kenya Colonization, Kenya Politics and government, Great Britain Colonies Africa Administration