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Title:'These our games' - sport and the Church of Scotland Mission to Kenya, c. 1907-1937
Author:Cunningham, Tom
Year:2016
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Volume:43
Pages:259-288
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:sports
missions
colonial history
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2015.12
Abstract:This article uses oral and documentary evidence gathered during recent fieldwork and archival research in the UK and Kenya to explore the ways in which the Church of Scotland Mission to Kenya attempted to use sport to 'civilize' and 'discipline' the people of Central Kenya. The author make a case for the important contributions the topic of sport can make to the study of African and colonial history, and offers a comprehensive critique of the only book-length work which explores the history of sport in colonial Kenya, John Bale and Joe Sang's 'Kenyan running' (1996). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French [Journal abstract]
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