Author(s)Sangree, Walter H.
Age Group Formation
Age Grades and Social Change
Christian Missionization: Kaimosi Quakers
Religion and Politics
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AbstractThis is an account of Tiriki social structure and of the main currents of change and social innovation that have arisen in Tiriki over the last fifty years, primarily as a result of European contact. The study focuses on the manner in which the indigenous Tiriki social organization, particularly its age groups, has set the stage for the tribe's acceptance and utilization of the European-introduced church groups and tribal bureaucracy. It is not the concern of this study to generalize about the nature and significance of age groups and Christian church organizations among other African peoples; rather the book is an analysis of how the indigenous clan, community and age group structures, together with European introduced Christian churches and local bureaucracy have together maintained social order among the Tiriki during a period of rapid social change.
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Sangree, Walter H. Age, Prayer & Politics in Tiriki, Kenya. Oxford University Press, 1966.