Articles on The Iteso People of Kenya
Ivan Karp at Mount Kenya as a young man.
Ivan Karp began doing research with Iteso communities in western Kenya near the Kenya/Uganda border (Busia District) in 1969. His initial extended research from 1969-1971 was followed by many shorter visits through the years. The articles listed here provide descriptive profiles of aspects of Iteso society, culture, and history. Many of Karp’s articles listed under Social Theory and African Systems of Thought are also based on Iteso material, including the articles “Beer Drinking and Social Experience,” “Laughter at Marriage,” and “Power and Capacity in Rituals of Possession.”
1997 Iteso. In Encyclopedia of Africa, edited by John Middleton. New York and London: McMillan and Co., pp. 402-403.
1995 Iteso. In Encyclopedia of World Cultures. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files. pp. 127-131.
1992 Morality and Ethical Values According to the Iteso of Kenya. In Culture and Contradiction: Dialectics of Wealth, Power and Symbol, edited by Hermine G. De Soto, pp. 322-337. San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press.
1977 Social Aspects of Iteso Cookery. In The Anthropologists’ Cookbook, edited by Jessica Kuper, pp. 101-106. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. With Patricia P. Karp.
1976 The Response of the Southern Iteso to Political Domination. In A Century of Change in Eastern Africa, edited by W. Arens, pp. 147-167. The Hague: Mouton and Company.
1974 Traditional Southern Iteso Social Structure. Southeastern Review 1(2): 110-123.
1973 The Iteso of the Kenya-Uganda Border: Beliefs and Practices. In Cultural Source Materials for Population Planning in East Africa Vol. 3, edited by Angela Molnos, pp. 385-398. Nairobi, Kenya: East African Publishing House. With Patricia P. Karp. (See also Vol. 1, pp. 240-241; 261.)
1972 The Iteso of the Kenya-Uganda Border: Innovations and Communications. In Cultural Source Materials for Population Planning in East Africa Vol. 2, edited by Angela Molnos, pp. 325-333. Nairobi, Kenya: East African Publishing House. With Patricia P. Karp.
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