Weitere Artikel dieser Ausgabe durch Wischen aufrufen
The focus is on the limitations, politics, and spatiality of statistical knowledge in colonial Kenya, with particular reference to population and agricultural statistics. The objective is to contribute to recent debates surrounding the role of statistics and enumeration within colonial government and, in particular, research emphasizing the uneven nature of colonial statistical knowledge. It is shown that this unevenness took particular forms in a settler colonial context such as Kenya, where state enumeration was enrolled within particular kinds of political contestations and objectives. These centered on the conflicts between settler capitalism and African production, and resulting demands made on the colonial state. Statistical knowledge concentrated on settler production, but was extended to African areas and economic activities in accordance with specific economic and political objectives. This historical perspective helps to explain why the colonial statistical record in Kenya is piecemeal, incomprehensive and largely blind to specificities of “the urban” as a domain of knowledge and practice.
Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten
Sie möchten Zugang zu diesem Inhalt erhalten? Dann informieren Sie sich jetzt über unsere Produkte:
Anderson, D. (1984). Depression, dust bowl, demography, and drought: the colonial state and soil conservation in East Africa during the 1930s. African Affairs, 83(332), 321–343. CrossRef
Anderson, D., & Throup, D. (1985). Africans and agricultural production in Kenya: the myth of the war as a watershed. Journal of African History, 26, 327–345. CrossRef
Appadurai, A. (1996). Modernity at large: cultural dimensions of globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Asad, T. (1994). Ethnographic representation, statistics and modern power. Social Research, 61(1), 55–88.
Berman, B. (1990). Control & crisis in colonial Kenya: the dialectic of domination. London: James Currey, Nairobi: Heinemann Kenya, and Athens: Ohio University Press.
Breen, W. J. (1994). Foundations, statistics, and state-building: Leonard P. Ayres, the Russell Sage Foundation, and U.S. government statistics in the First World War. The Business History Review, 68(4), 451–482. CrossRef
Clayton, A., & Savage, D. C. (1974). Government and labour in Kenya, 1895–1963. London: Frank Cass.
Cohn, B. S. (1987). The census, social structure and objectification in South Asia. In B. S. Cohn (Ed.), An anthropologist among the historians and other essays (pp. 224–254). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1922). Annual report for 1920–21. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
Cooper, F. (1987). On the African waterfront: urban disorder and the transformation of work in colonial Mombasa. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Cooper, F. (1994). Conflict and connection: rethinking colonial African history. The American Historical Review, 99(5), 1516–1545. CrossRef
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1925). Legislative Council debates (Vol. 2). Nairobi: Government Printer.
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1926). Annual report for 1924. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1929). Legislative Council debates (Vol. 1). Nairobi: Government Printer.
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1932). Annual report for 1930. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1933). Annual report for 1931. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (CPK). (1943). Report of the Food Shortage Commission of Inquiry. Nairobi: Government Printer.
Desrosières, A. (1998). The politics of large numbers: a history of statistical reasoning. C. Naish (Trans.). Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press.
Dilley, M. R. (1966). British policy in Kenya Colony (2nd ed.). London: Frank Cass & Co..
Dörnemann, M. (2014). Seeing population as a problem: influences of the construction of population knowledge on Kenyan politics (1940s to 1980s). In C. R. Unger & H. Hartmann (Eds.), A world of populations: transnational perspectives on demography in the twentieth century (pp. 201–221). New York: Berghahn Books.
Dubester, H. J. (1950). Population censuses and other official demographic statistics of British Africa: an annotated bibliography. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office.
East Africa Protectorate (EAP). (1908a). Annual report for 1906–07. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
East Africa Protectorate (EAP). (1908b). Annual report for 1907–08. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
East Africa Protectorate (EAP). (1913). Annual report for 1911–12. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
East Africa Protectorate (EAP). (1907). Annual report for 1905–06. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
Elden, S. (2007). Governmentality, calculation, territory. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 25, 562–580. CrossRef
Fazan, S. H. (2015). An economic survey of the Kikuyu reserves. In S. H. Fazan (Ed.), Colonial Kenya observed: British rule, Mau Mau and the wind of change (Appendix III). London: I. B. Tauris.
Foucault, M. (2007). Security, territory, population: lectures at the Collège de France 1977–1978. (G. Burchell, Trans.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Great Britain. (1955). East Africa Royal Commission 1953–1955 report. Stationery Office: H. M.
Hacking, I. (1982). Biopower and the avalanche of printed numbers. Humanities in Society, 5, 279–295.
Hacking, I. (1990). The taming of chance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef
Harris, R., & Lewis, R. (2013). A happy confluence of planning and statistics: Bombay and Calcutta in the 1901 census. Planning Perspectives, 28(1), 125–138. CrossRef
Hodge, J. M. (2007). Triumph of the expert: agrarian doctrines of development and the legacies of British colonialism. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Ittmann, K. (1999). The colonial office and the population question in the British Empire, 1918–62. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 27(3), 55–81. CrossRef
Ittmann, C. (2010). “Where nature dominates man”: Demographic ideas and policy in British colonial Africa, 1890–1970. In K. Ittmann, D. D. Cordell, & G. H. Maddox (Eds.), The demographics of empire: the colonial order and the creation of knowledge (pp. 59–88). Athens: Ohio University Press. CrossRef
Kalpagam, U. (2014). Rule by numbers: governmentality in colonial India. London: Lexington Books.
Kidambi, P. (2007). The making of an Indian metropolis: colonial governance and public culture in Bombay, 1890–1920. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Kidambi, P. (2013). Planning, the information order, and the Bombay census of 1901. Planning Perspectives, 28(1), 117–123. CrossRef
Kitching, G. (1980). Class and economic change in Kenya: the making of an African petite-bourgeoisie. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Kuczynski, R. R. (1949). Demographic survey of the British Colonial Empire (Vol. 2). London: Oxford University Press.
Legg, S. (2007). Spaces of colonialism: Delhi’s urban governmentalities. Oxford: Blackwell. CrossRef
Leibler, A. E. (2008). Nationalizing statistics: a comparative study of the development of official statistics during the 20 th century in Israel-Palestine and Canada. PhD thesis, University of California, San Diego.
Lonsdale, J. (1986). Depression and the Second World War in the transformation of Kenya. In D. Killingray & R. Rathbone (Eds.), Africa and the Second World War (pp. 97–142). London: Macmillan Press.
Lury, D. A. (1966). Population data in East Africa. Discussion Paper No. 18. Nairobi: Department of Economics and Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.
McGregor Ross, W. (1968). Kenya from within: a short political history. Abingdon: Routledge.
Mills, D. (2005). Anthropology at the end of empire: the rise and fall of the Colonial Social Sciences Research Council, 1944–1962. In B. de L’Estoile, F. Neiburg, & L. Sigaud (Eds.), Empires, nations, and natives: anthropology and state-making (pp. 135–166). Durham: Duke University Press. CrossRef
Mitchell, T. (2002). Rule of experts: Egypt, techno-politics, modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Mønsted, M., & Walji, P. (1978). A demographic analysis of East Africa: a sociological interpretation. Uppsala: The Scandinavian Institute of African Studies.
Morgan, W. T. W., & Manfred Shaffer, N. (1966). Population of Kenya: density and distribution. Nairobi: Oxford University Press.
Ormsby-Gore, W., Church, A. G., & Linfield, F. C. (1925). Report of the East Africa Commission. London: H. M. Stationery Office.
Plageman, N. (2013). Colonial ambition, common sense thinking, and the making of Takoradi harbor, Gold Coast. History in Africa, 40, 317–352. CrossRef
Rimmer, D. (1983). The economic imprint of colonialism and domestic food supplies in British Tropical Africa. In R. I. Rotberg (Ed.), Imperialism, colonialism, and hunger: East and Central Africa (pp. 141–165). Lexington: Lexington Books.
Scott, D. (1995). Colonial governmentality. Social Text, 43, 191–220. CrossRef
Scott, J. C. (1998). Seeing like a state: how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Searle, W. F., Phillips, E. J., & Martin, C. J. (1950). Colonial statistics: a discussion before the Royal Statistical Society held on March 22nd, 1950, Mr. H. Campion, C.B., Vice-President, in the Chair. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General), 113(3), 271–298. CrossRef
Serra, G. (2014). An uneven statistical topography: the political economy of household budget surveys in late colonial Ghana, 1951–1957. Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 35(1), 9–27. CrossRef
Shaul, J. R. H. (1955). Statistical research and African vital statistics. The Central African Journal of Medicine, 1(2), 83–85.
Speich Chassé, D. (2016). The roots of the millennium development goals: a framework for studying the history of global statistics. Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, 41(2), 218–237.
Stoler, A. L. (1989). Making empire respectable: the politics of race and sexual morality in 20th-century colonial cultures. American Ethnologist, 16(4), 634–660. CrossRef
Stoler, A. L. (2009). Along the archival grain: epistemic anxieties and colonial common sense. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Szreter, S., & Breckenridge, K. (2012). Recognition and registration: the infrastructure of personhood in world history. In K. Breckenridge & S. Szreter (Eds.), Registration and recognition: documenting the person in world history (pp. 1–36). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Tignor, R. L. (1976). The colonial transformation of Kenya: the Kamba, Kikuyu, and Maasai from 1900 to 1939. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Tilley, H. (2011). Africa as a living laboratory: empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870–1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. CrossRef
Van den Bersselaar, D. (2004). Establishing the facts: P. A. Talbot and the 1921 census of Nigeria. History in Africa, 31, 69–102. CrossRef
Van Zwanenberg, R. (1972). History and theory of urban poverty in Nairobi: the problem of slum development. Discussion Paper no. 139. Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.
- A Piecemeal Avalanche: the Uneven Topography of Statistics in Colonial Kenya, c. 1900 to 1952
- Springer Netherlands
Systemische Notwendigkeit zur Weiterentwicklung von Hybridnetzen