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dc.contributor.authorDiepeveen, Stephanieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-06T18:17:29Z
dc.date.available2018-02-06T18:17:29Z
dc.identifier.issn1753-1055
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/271743
dc.description.abstractThe presence of politics in everyday experiences – popular arts, culture and dialogue – is not new to the study of politics in Africa. Yet, most often, attention to political possibilities in the everyday appears preoccupied with their relationship to rule and authority, making it difficult to imagine political significance outside of an influence on forms of dominance. Hannah Arendt’s early political thought provides an alternative way to imagine politics in everyday publics by separating politics from rule and locating it in public speech and action. Drawing on Arendt’s ideas around political significance of publics, this paper examines the nature and scope of political possibilities of a street parliament in Mombasa, Kenya. It reveals how possibilities for Arendtian political action are present in informal practices of public discussion, which are both contingent upon and compromised by competing interests, including elite and partisan competition.
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.titlePolitics in everyday Kenyan street-life: the people’s parliament in Mombasa, Kenyaen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage283
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Eastern African Studiesen
prism.startingPage266
prism.volume10en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.18734
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-04-22en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/17531055.2016.1187806en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-04-22en
dc.identifier.eissn1753-1063
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2016-06-08en


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