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Title:Interaction and Identity on the Periphery: The Trans-Mara Maasai
Author:Waller, Richard D.
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:ethnic relations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/218606
Abstract:This paper has a double purpose. It follows the contrasting fortunes of three Maasai sections up to the end of the period of their resettlement and adjustment in Trans-Mara; and, at the same time, it explores the interaction between Maasai on the periphery of Maasailand and their neighbours in Western Kenya. In the first instance, events roughly common to all Maasai are examined from three differing sectional perspectives. In the second, the paper addresses two larger questions: the impact of external change on the network of relations between and within communities living astride the Maasai frontier; and the related issue of the development of ethnic identities in the colonial period. Notes.