The Paradox of Historical Illusions of Tribe and the Durability of Ethnic Myths in Eastern Africa
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Robert G. Gregory
Ethnic violence, Tension, Ethnic identity, Ethnonyms
Ideas of ethnic purity or superiority among the peoples of eastern Africa, or among those who study them, are illusions; yet these durable myths have been a fundamental force in precolonial, colonial and recently independent societies.
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Webster, John Burt, "The Paradox of Historical Illusions of Tribe and the Durability of Ethnic Myths in Eastern Africa" (1980). Social Science - Dissertations. Paper 121.