Dr. James R. Brennan

Dr. James Brennan

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309 Gregory Hall MC-466
Associate Professor
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Selected Publications

Books

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Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania Athens, OH Ohio University Press 2012. Ohio University Press.

Edited Books

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Brennan, James R, Andrew Burton, and Yusuf Lawi Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis Dar es Salaam/Nairobi Mkuki na Nyota/British Institute in Eastern Africa 2007. African Books Collective.

Website Articles

Journal Articles

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Sir Philip Mitchell and the Indian Ocean, 1944-1949 Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 45 6 2017. Taylor & Francis.
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Beeckmans, Luce, and James R. Brennan In between improvisation, compensation and negotiation: a socio-spatial analysis of Kariakoo market (Dar es Salaam) dynamics under British colonial rule (1919-1961) History of Retailing and Consumption 2 1 2016, p. 25-43. Taylor & Francis.
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Print, Reading, and Patronage in the 'Colonial-Born' Presses of the Indian Diaspora in Africa Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 35 2 2015, p. 369-375. Duke University Press.
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The Cold War battle over global news in East Africa: decolonization, the free flow of information and the media business, 1960-1980 Journal of Global History 10 2 2015, p. 333-356. Cambridge University Press.
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Constructing arguments and institutions of Islamic belonging: M. O. Abbasi, colonial Tanzania, and the western Indian Ocean world, 1925-61 Journal of African History 55 2 2014, p. 211-228. Cambridge University Press.
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Julius Rex: Nyerere through the eyes of his critics, 1953-2013 Journal of Eastern African Studies 8 3 2014, p. 459-477. Taylor & Francis.
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Rents and entitlements: reassessing Africa's urban pasts and futures Afrika Focus 26 1 2013, p. 37-49. Africa Platform of Ghent University Association.
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Politics and Business in the Indian Newspapers of Colonial Tanganyika Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute 81 1 2011, p. 42-67. JSTOR.
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Destroying mumiani: cause, context and violence in late colonial Dar es Salaam Journal of Eastern African Studies 2 1 2008, p. 95-111. Taylor & Francis.
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Lowering the Sultan's Flag: sovereignty and decolonization in coastal Kenya Comparative Studies in Society and History 50 4 2008, p. 831-861. Cambridge University Press.
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Blood enemies: exploitation and urban citizenship in the nationalist political thought of Tanzania, 1958-1975 Journal of African History 47 3 2006, p. 387-411. Cambridge University Press.
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Brennan, James R, and Cedric Barnes Political Genealogy, Race and Territory in Eastern Africa Social Identities 12 4 2006, p. 401-404. Taylor & Francis.
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Realizing civilization through patrilineal descent: African intellectuals and the making of an African racial nationalism in Tanzania, 1920-1950 Social Identitites 12 4 2006, p. 405-423. Taylor & Francis.
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Youth, the TANU Youth League, and Managed Vigilantism in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1925-1973 Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute 76 2 2006, p. 221-246. JSTOR.
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Democratizing Cinema and Censorship in Tanzania, 1920-1980 International Journal of African Historical Studies 38 3 2005, p. 481-511. JSTOR.
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South Asian Nationalism in an East African Context: the case of Tanganyika Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 19 2 1999, p. 24-39. Duke University Press.
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Sawn Timber and Straw Hats: The Development of the Lumber Industry in Escambia County, Alabama 1880-1910 Gulf Coast Historical Review 11 2 1996, p. 41-67.

Book Contributions

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David Martin African Muckraking: 100 Years of African Investigate Journalism edited by Anya Schiffren, edited by George Lugalambi. David Martin Edited by Anya Schiffren, Edited by George Lugalambi, Johannesburg SA Jacana Media 2017. Jacana Media.
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International News in the Age of Empire Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet edited by Richard John, edited by Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb. International News in the Age of Empire Edited by Richard John, Edited by Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, Oxford Oxford University Press 2015, p. 107-132. Oxford University Press.
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A History of Sauti ya Mvita (Voice of Mombasa): Radio, Public Culture, and Islam in Coastal Kenya, 1947-1966 New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa edited by Rosalind Hackett, edited by Benjamin Soares. A History of Sauti ya Mvita (Voice of Mombasa): Radio, Public Culture, and Islam in Coastal Kenya, 1947-1966 Edited by Rosalind Hackett, Edited by Benjamin Soares, Bloomington IN Indiana University Press 2015, p. 19-38. Indiana University Press.
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Julius Rex: Nyerere through the eyes of his critics, 1953-2013 (reprinted from 2014 article) Remembering Nyerere in Tanzania: History, Memory, Legacy edited by Marie Aude Fouéré. Julius Rex: Nyerere through the eyes of his critics, 1953-2013 (reprinted from 2014 article) Edited by Marie Aude Fouéré, Dar es Salaam Mkuki na Nyota 2015, p. 143-169. African Books Collective.
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Communications and Media in African History The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History edited by John Parker, edited by Richard Reid. Communications and Media in African History Edited by John Parker, Edited by Richard Reid, Oxford Oxford University Press 2013, p. 492-509. Oxford University Press.
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Youth, the TANU Youth League, and Managed Vigilantism in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1925-1973 (revised version of earlier journal article) Generations Past: Youth in East African History edited by Andrew Burton, edited by Helene Charton. Youth, the TANU Youth League, and Managed Vigilantism in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1925-1973 (revised version of earlier journal article) Edited by Andrew Burton, Edited by Helene Charton, Athens Ohio University Press 2010, p. 196-220. Ohio University Press.
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Radio Cairo and the Decolonization of East Africa, 1953-1964 Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives edited by Christopher Lee. Radio Cairo and the Decolonization of East Africa, 1953-1964 Edited by Christopher Lee, Athens Ohio University Press 2010, p. 173-195. Ohio University Press.
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Brennan, James R, and Andrew Burton The emerging metropolis: a short history of Dar es Salaam, circa 1862-2005 Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis edited by James Brennan, edited by Andrew Burton, edited by Yusuf Lawi. The emerging metropolis: a short history of Dar es Salaam, circa 1862-2005 Edited by James Brennan, Edited by Andrew Burton, Edited by Yusuf Lawi, Dar es Salaam/Nairobi Mkuki na Nyota/BIEA 2007, p. 13-75. African Books Collective.
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Between segregation and gentrification: Africans, Indians, and the struggle for housing in Dar es Salaam, 1920-1950 Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis edited by James Brennan, edited by Andrew Burton, edited by Yusuf Lawi. Between segregation and gentrification: Africans, Indians, and the struggle for housing in Dar es Salaam, 1920-1950 Edited by James Brennan, Edited by Andrew Burton, Edited by Yusuf Lawi, Dar es Salaam/Nairobi Mkuki na Nyota/BIEA 2007, p. 118-135. African Books Collective.
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Brennan, James R, and Andrew Burton Introduction Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis edited by James Brennan, edited by Andrew Burton, edited by Yusuf Lawi. Introduction Edited by James Brennan, Edited by Andrew Burton, Edited by Yusuf Lawi, Dar es Salaam/Nairobi Mkuki na Nyota/BIEA 2007. African Books Collective.
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The Short History of Political Opposition & Multi-Party Democracy in Tanganyika, 1958-1964 In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority & Dissidence in Tanzania edited by Gregory Maddox, edited by James Giblin. The Short History of Political Opposition & Multi-Party Democracy in Tanganyika, 1958-1964 Edited by Gregory Maddox, Edited by James Giblin, Oxford/Athens James Currey/Ohio University Press 2005, p. 250-276. Ohio University Press.

Reviews

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Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania by Ned Bertz. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 39 4 Source Author Ned Bertz, 2016, p. 919-920. Taylor & Francis.
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George Padmore and Decolonization from Below: Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire by Leslie James. Journal of British Studies 55 3 Source Author Leslie James, 2016, p. 627-629. Cambridge University Press.
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Indian Doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940: The Forgotten History by Anna Greenwood, by Harshad Topiwala. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 71 4 Source Author Anna Greenwood, Source Author Harshad Topiwala, 2016, p. 486-488. Oxford University Press.
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Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins edited by Toyin Falola, edited by Emily Brownell. Britain and the World 8 2 Edited by Toyin Falola, Edited by Emily Brownell, 2015, p. 254-257. Edinburgh University Press.
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Africa after Apartheid: South Africa, Race and Nation in Tanzania by Richard Schroeder. Journal of Modern African Studies 52 3 Source Author Richard Schroeder, 2014, p. 504-505. Cambridge University Press.
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Aspects of Colonial Tanzania History by Lawrence Mbogoni. Tanzanian Affairs 106 Source Author Lawrence Mbogoni, 2013, p. 52-54. Britain-Tanzania Society.
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The Karimjee Jivanjee family: merchant princes of East Africa 1800-2000 by Gijsbert Oonk. Business History 55 5 Source Author Gijsbert Oonk, 2013, p. 1-3. Business History.
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Ethnographic Sorcery by Harry West. Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 5 1 Source Author Harry West, 2010, p. 145-148. Project Muse.
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Carriers of Culture: Labor on the Road in Nineteenth-Century East Africa by Stephen Rockel. Journal of African History 50 3 Source Author Stephen Rockel, 2009, p. 451-453. Cambridge University Press.
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Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development and Ujamaa in Tanzania by Michael Jennings. African Affairs 108 431 Source Author Michael Jennings, 2009, p. 334-336. Oxford University Press.
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Imperial Connections: India and the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920 by Thomas Metcalf. Journal of African History 49 2 Source Author Thomas Metcalf, 2008, p. 330-332. Cambridge University Press.
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A History of the Excluded: Making Family a Refuge from State in Twentieth-Century Tanzania by James Giblin. Journal of African History 48 2 Source Author James Giblin, 2007, p. 337-340. Cambridge University Press.
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Extended Handshake or Wrestling Match? Youth and Urban Culture Celebrating Politics in Kenya by Fibian Lukalo. H-Review Source Author Fibian Lukalo, 2007, p. 7 April 2007.
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The Global Worlds of the Swahili: Interfaces of Islam, Identity and Space in 19th and 20th-century East Africa edited by Roman Loimeier, edited by Ruediger Seesemann. Journal of African History 48 3 Edited by Roman Loimeier, Edited by Ruediger Seesemann, 2007, p. 512-514. Cambridge University Press.
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Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City edited by AbdouMaliq Simone, edited by Abdelghani Abouhani. African Studies Review 50 2 Edited by AbdouMaliq Simone, Edited by Abdelghani Abouhani, 2007, p. 221-223. Cambridge University Press.
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Witchcraft, Violence and Democracy in South Africa by Adam Ashforth. Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 2 2 Source Author Adam Ashforth, 2007, p. 199-202. Project Muse.
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Africa Since Independence by Paul Nugent. Journal of Agrarian Change 48 2 Source Author Paul Nugent, 2006, p. 140-141. Wiley.
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'Civil Disorder is the Disease of Ibadan': Chieftaincy and Civil Culture in a Yoruba City by Ruth Watson. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 68 3 Source Author Ruth Watson, 2005, p. 40-41. Cambridge University Press.
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The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918 by Ross Anderson. Journal of Military History 69 4 Source Author Ross Anderson, 2005, p. 1231-1232. JSTOR.
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Makran, Oman and Zanzibar: Three-Terminal Cultural Corridor in the Western Indian Ocean (1799-1856) by Beatrice Nicolini. Tanzanian Affairs 81 Source Author Beatrice Nicolini, 2005, p. 38-39. Britain-Tanzania Society.
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Voices of the Poor in Africa by Elizabeth Isichei. Journal of African History 46 3 Source Author Elizabeth Isichei, 2005, p. 541-543. Cambridge University Press.
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Revisiting nationalism in Tanganyika TANU Women and The life and times of Abdulwahid Sykes by Susan Geiger, by Mohamed Said. Afrika Spectrum 37 3 Source Author Susan Geiger, Source Author Mohamed Said, 2003, p. 367-371. JSTOR.
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Challenge to Colonialism: the struggle of Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee for equal rights in Kenya by Zarina Patel. International Journal of African Historical Studies 34 2 Source Author Zarina Patel, 2001, p. 433-435. JSTOR.
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Quest for the Jade Sea: Colonial Competition around an East African Lake by Pascal Imperato. Journal of Asian and African Studies 36 3 Source Author Pascal Imperato, 2001, p. 320-321.
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Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa edited by William Martin, edited by Michael West. International Journal of African Historical Studies 33 2 Edited by William Martin, Edited by Michael West, 2000, p. 481-483. JSTOR.
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Personality and Popular Culture in Modern Africa: Studies presented to Professor Harold G. Marcus edited by Melvin Page, edited by Stephanie Beswick, edited by Tim Carmichael, edited by Jay Spaulding. Journal of Modern African Studies 38 1 Edited by Melvin Page, Edited by Stephanie Beswick, Edited by Tim Carmichael, Edited by Jay Spaulding, 2000, p. 152-153. Cambridge University Press.
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The Making of a Periphery: Economic development and cultural encounters in southern Tanzania edited by Pekka Seppala. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 17 2 Edited by Pekka Seppala, 1999, p. 302-305. Taylor & Francis.
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Making Ethnic Ways: Communities and Their Transformations in Taita, Kenya 1800-1950 by Bill Bravman. H-Review Source Author Bill Bravman, 1999, p. 12 December 1999.
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Divide and Rule: The Partition of Africa, 1880-1914 by H. Wesseling. H-Review Source Author H. Wesseling, 1997, p. 25 June 1997. h-net.org.