'Beautiful beasts' and brave warriors: the longevity of a Maasai stereotype

Hughes, Lotte (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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Abstract

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.

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