(2006). 'Beautiful beasts' and brave warriors: the longevity of a Maasai stereotype.
In: Romanucci-Ross, Lola; De Vos, George A. and Tsuda, Takeyuki eds.
Ethnic Identity: Problems and Prospects for the Twenty-First Century.
Lanham, MD, USA: AltaMira Press, pp. 264–294.
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This chapter (in the fourth edition of a widely respected anthropological textbook) traces the production by imperial explorers and others of a stereotypical image of the Maasai people of Kenya, the continuities to the present day, and the uses to which this stereotype has been put.
||Maasai; African warriors; representation; stereotypes; imperial travellers; missionaries; administrative policy; masculinity; Joseph Thomson; perceptions of deviance
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