Heritage, Affective Infrastructure and Belonging: Creative Engagements with Kenya’s Original Railway During a Time of Change

Jonathan Fox

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Abstract

This thesis presents an anthropological enquiry of Kenya's historical railway, a century after its construction, and as the nation embarks on constructing a second new railway. At this historical juncture, this ethnographic study engages an efflorescence of heritage activity at the grassroots level in the form of art, dance, film and photography. The scholarships of heritage, affective­ geography and infrastructures facilitate an exploration of contrasting heritage scenes, introducing key creative individuals, to show that invocations of the railway's heritage are inseparable from understanding the importance of the distinctive forms of belonging imparted by this heritage amidst fast-changing urban futures.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Vokes, Richard, Supervisor
  • Ouzman, Sven, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date13 Dec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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